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2017

International Hellenic University: Graduation Ceremony 2017

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Αt the Vellidis Conference Center on Saturday, on 13 May 2017, 285 postgraduate students received their postgraduate degrees in front of family members, friends and faculty.  This year graduates come from twenty different countries: Greece, Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, El Salvador, France, fYRoM, Georgia, Honduras, Iceland, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine and the USA. During the two ceremonies the postgraduate degrees were awarded to students of the 18 postgraduate programmes, together with the announcement of special awards to those students who excelled in their studies.

Professor Athanassios Kaissis, Scientific Director of Legal Studies of the School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies and Member of the Governing Board of the International Hellenic University delivered a speech representing the School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies and mentioned that this was the first graduation for the students of the newly created MSc in Energy Law, Business, Regulation and Policy

The Dean of the School of Technology, Professor Giorgos Evangelidis in his speech congratulated the graduates and their families and said: “I am very happy about the excellent cooperation I had with the students. The School takes into serious consideration your concerns and suggestions in order to improve the programmes. Moreover, in our effort to understand and follow the needs and trends in the Greek and international work environment, we designed a new programme in Data Science which will be launched in the new academic year. It is a rapidly expanding field since the big and varied volume of data flooding us requires new management and analysis techniques.” 

Assistant Professor Manolis Manoledakis of the School of Humanities said that “Although this is the seventh graduation, it has a special importance as it sees the first graduation of the students of the MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia. The newly created programme dedicated to ancient Macedonia has undoubtedly filled a gap in Greek academia. It is an honour that the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation has decided to fund the programme for the next four years.” 

Ioannis Drossos Kotilis, graduate of the ‘MSc in International Accounting, Auditing & Financial Management’ said that the graduation takes place amid a serious economic crisis with high professional competition and added “However, many of my fellow graduates in the programme have found employment in prestigious companies in Greece and abroad.  This is perhaps the biggest confirmation of the remarkable work done at the International Hellenic University.”

On behalf of the International Hellenic University Alumni, Mr Giorgos Kakamoukas, graduate of the ‘MSc in ICT Systems’, mentioned that an academic title from the International Hellenic University is an investment and added “Your graduation coincides with a difficult economic and social occasion but this should not discourage you. For all graduates of the International Hellenic University every obstacle must be seen as an opportunity. An academic title from a leading educational institution in the Balkans is an investment. The International Hellenic University has a mission and a vision. We are part of this vision. Our contribution should not end here today. We, alumni, are the best proof that the University has to continue its mission.”

Professor Costas Th. Grammenos, President of the Governing Board, in his address referred to the results of the evaluation which were published by the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency in February 2017 that place the International Hellenic University among the seven top Greek universities with the accreditation “worthy of merit”.  Professor Grammenos also mentioned that new study programmes on agriculture, tourism, bioeconomy and data science that will be launched at the next academic year. He congratulated the graduates and their families and urged them “to keep in mind that knowledge is the only thing that we, mortals, pass down from generation to generation.”  

 

Professor Athanassios Kaissis, Scientific Director of Legal Studies of the School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies and Member of the Governing Board of the International Hellenic University delivered a speech representing the School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies and mentioned that this was the first graduation for the students of the newly created MSc in Energy Law, Business, Regulation and Policy.

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