International Programs Launch Event of The University of Thessaly

The International Programs Launch Event of the University of Thessaly took place with much success last Thursday, 23 November 2023, at the Zappeion Megaron in Athens, Greece.

Many managing directors of large enterprises, ambassadors and consuls of foreign embassies of Greece, and representatives of educational organizations attended to voice their support for this momentous occasion for the University of Thessaly.

The Vice-Rector of International Relations, Extraversion, and Lifelong Learning of the university, Spiros Karamanos, thanked everybody in attendance and expressed his enthusiasm for this historic move toward a more international and extroverted university.

The event’s main section included the presentations of the university’s five first international programs by their respective directors and more specifically, the Host-Microbe Interactions by Kostas Kormas, the Advanced Experimental & Computational Biosciences by Kostas Mathiopoulos, the Εuropean Master in Sport & Exercise Psychology by the Dean of the Physical Education Department, Athanasios Papaioannou, the Lifestyle Medicine by Christina Karatzaferi and the Dairy Cattle Management by Andreas Foskolos

Some of the companies that participated included Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Konecranes, MAN Energy Solution Hellas, P3, Metropolitan General Hospital, ELTRAK S.A., Petsiavas SA, and the Cooperative Bank of Karditsa.

Two Ambassadors, Matthew Lodge of Britain and Tengku Dato’ Sirajuzzaman Bin Tengku Mohamed Ariffin of Malaysia attended the event, along with several other consuls and representatives of foreign embassies.

Finally, some educational institution directors honored the university with their presence. Those included

Ioannis Arkadianos, President of the European Lifestyle Medicine Organization

Ioanna Koukli, President of Pharmassist

Stella Tatsi, Director of Scholarships of the Onassis Foundation

Maria Linou, President of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society

Dr. Katerina Kouravelou, Director of the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation

Prof. Christos Michalakelis, President of Study in Greece.

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