Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Hellenic Management Centre hosted a celebratory reception that took place in Piraeus on Thursday, 10 November 2016. The event was held on the occasion of the graduation of last year’s student cohort of the LLM in International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece), an innovative programme offered in Piraeus by QMUL, one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions, constantly ranked with the first five law schools in the UK. At the same time, this year’s student cohort was welcomed.
The event was well attended by prominent personalities of the shipping and legal sectors. Students and attendees were welcomed by Dr Alexandros X.M. Ntovas, the Academic Director of the programme, as well Ms Natalia Margioli HMC Managing Director. Both QMUL and HMC representatives congratulated students on their achievements so far but also reviewed the importance of the programme and what it has offered them in order to succeed in their endeavours. A cocktail reception and buffet dinner followed. It was a successful and well-attended event which proved once again that Piraeus is truly part of an international shipping network and a maritime educational hub.