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Rector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Visits Texas

February 14, 2023
by Elias Neofytidis

HOUSTON, TX – Anthony Livanios, CEO of U.S. Energy Stream, in cooperation with the Consul of Greece in Houston, Lambros Kakissis, organized a two-day visit of the Rector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dr. Nikolaos Papaioannou, in order to strengthen cooperation between the United States and Greece in multiple areas.

During his speech, Dr. Papaioannou informed the audience about the Aristotle University and the extensive research work carried out at this university, one of the largest in Eastern Europe where more than 15 different disciplines are taught.

The rector noted that as a University, the institution has concluded more than 18 contracts with American universities including Texas A&M, the University of Alabama, and others. At the same time, students from various universities in America, Europe and other countries study at the University of Thessaloniki.

The aim of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is to link research with market needs. Among other programs, since 2016, courses are offered in cooperation with Texas A&M. Various exhibitions are organized and courses via the Internet are offered.

During a morning meeting at the Petroliam Club House in Houston, Dr. Papaioannou explained the role that Greek universities can play in all areas given their high level of excellence and the global recognition they enjoy and noted they are already collaborating with universities around the world.

Papaioannou noted that in Houston, apart from Energy, other fields are flourishing, such as Medicine, Robotics, and many others and stressed that Greece is very advanced in many fields and that cooperation between companies and universities would be profitable for all. His speech was followed by questions from American politicians, representatives of companies, universities and hospitals.

Afterwards, meetings were held with many companies, with the Greek-Americans of Texas trying in every way to help Greece, especially by promoting endeavors that are profitable for both countries.


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