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Master’s Programmes in the Energy Field

TAP is helping educate the next generation of energy experts, by funding two Master’s degree programmes offered by the University of Western Macedonia and the Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia. Over a period of five years, TAP will invest €1 million in the initiative via a donation to the Bodossaki Foundation. The amount will be mainly used to subsidise students’ tuition fees.

 

TAP is financially supporting:

  • The 4-semester course "Petroleum oil and gas management & transportation," offered by the Department of Business Administration and the Department of Environmental Engineering & Pollution Control at the Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia, in collaboration with the Azerbaijan State University of Economics.
  • And the 3-semester course "Energy Technologies & Management," taught at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Western Macedonia. 

Both programmes will be funded for at least 5 years. TAP’s contribution amounts to €100,000 per year for

~€1.1million investment

each postgraduate programme.

These two Master’s degree programmes can accommodate max. 90 students on an annual basis:

  • 50 students at the Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia
  • and 40 at the University of Western Macedonia.

This SEI project aims at promoting education and scientific research, as well as improving skills and abilities on a constantly developing strategic sector – such as energy. Both courses focus on natural gas, as well as the management of other fossil fuels and renewable energy sources. And by covering at least 50% of each student’s tuition fees for both programmes, TAP renders the offered courses more accessible.

Key stakeholders from the area have endorsed these initiatives, including:

  • the Head of the Western Macedonia Prefecture, Theodore Karypidis
  • the Mayors of three significant municipalities in the Prefecture, namely Anestis Aggelis from Kastoria; Panagiotis Kepaptsoglou from Argos Orestiko; and Paschalis Gketsios from Nestorio
  • Professor Evangelos Siskos of the Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia
  • Professor Yannis Bakouros of the University of Western Macedonia