Energy sector importance highlighted at post-grad launch

The Department of International and European Studies at the University of Piraeus marked the start of new academic year with a reception late last week focused on its postgraduate program “Energy: Strategy, Law and Economics”, one of the few such educational programs available in Europe.

The event was attended by a range of authorities, including academics and officials representing the energy market, Energy Ministry, Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE), industry, and shipping sector.

The postgraduate program offers outstanding students scholarships that are sponsored by DEPA, the Public Gas Corporation, DESFA, the Natural Gas Transmission System Operator, Sidenor, a subsidiary firm of Greek metals group giant Viohalko – active in the fields of steel, copper, aluminium production, processing and trade, as well as real estate development – and the Environment, Energy & Climate Change Ministry.

The postgraduate program’s director, Nikolaos Farantouris, welcomed the students, or new generation of energy professionals, referring to the importance of cooperation between universities and the State in establishing a scientific community for the fragile but dynamic energy sector.

In line with this principle, energypress is associated with the University of Piraeus’s Department of International and European Studies for the “Energy Papers” series, an initiative that renders articles on current energy-related policy, regulation, and operation of energy markets, which contributes to public debate on important issues.