DP World Limassol and University of Technology (TEPAK) sign cooperation MoU
DP World Limassol University of Technology (TEPAK) sign cooperation MoU
Limassol, Cyprus, 25 January 2023-DP World Limassol and the Cyprus University of Technology (TEPAK) signed a cooperation agreement on Monday, 23 January 2023 during a special ceremony held at the University premises in Limassol.
The two sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct joint research projects, exchange personnel, and implement small-scale ventures. DP World Limassol has also pledged to continue to make internships available to TEPAK students and support their research projects.
The MoU was signed by DP World Limassol CEO Mr Nawaf Abdulla, and TEPAK Rector, Professor Panayiotis Zaphiris.
DP World Limassol’s CEO, Mr Nawaf Abdulla underlined that the MoU is in line with the DP World’s commitment to have a positive impact on the community: “We are very excited to further strengthen our cooperation with TEPAK students and scientists. Over the past few years, we provided internships to students pursuing a degree in shipping or related fields with excellent results, with a number of them being offered permanent positions. It truly is an honour to be cooperating with such a reputable organisation, and we believe that we can both learn from one another. Furthermore, DP World’s sustainability strategy will continue to build on our success of providing opportunities for students through our industry, whilst expanding our focus areas to include three additional themes – access to education, skills for the future and industry exposure”.
Cyprus University of Technology Rector, Professor Panayiotis Zaphiris expressed satisfaction over the agreement, which would benefit both sides:” I am pleased to see that there are manyareas of common interestwhere we can collaborate for the mutual benefit and progress of two sides, such as energy, shipping and technology. I would also like to thank DP World Limassol for the internship and employment opportunities it offers to CUT students and graduates. Our University attaches great importance to extroversion and the effective interconnection of its study programmes with the industry and the labor market. These two issues consist one of the main pillars of the CUT’s strategic development planning. I am confident that today’s agreement paves the way for joint actions and sets out the framework forenhanced cooperation between our organizations for the benefit of the Cypriot economy and society”.
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About DP World
We are the leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, enabling the flow of trade across the globe. Our comprehensive range of products and services covers every link of the integrated supply chain – from maritime and inland terminals to marine services and industrial parks as well as technology-driven customer solutions.
We deliver these services through an interconnected global network of over 300 business units in more than 75 countries across six continents, with a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets. Wherever we operate, we integrate sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship into our activities, striving for a positive contribution to the economies and communities where we live and work.
Our dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 101,000 from 162 nationalities are committed to delivering unrivalled value to our customers and partners. We do this by focusing on mutually beneficial relationships – with governments, shippers, traders, and other stakeholders along the global supply chain – relationships built on a foundation of mutual trust and enduring partnership.
We think ahead, anticipate change and deploy industry-leading digital technology to further broaden our vision to disrupt world trade and create the smartest, most efficient and innovative solutions, while ensuring a positive and sustainable impact on economies, societies and our planet.
About DP World Limassol
In April 2016, DP World Limassol was awarded a 25-year concession to exclusively operate the multi-purpose terminal in Limassol. DP World Limassol multipurpose terminal comprises three multi-purpose quays.
Its activities include break-bulk, general cargo, Ro-Ro, oil & gas services and the brand-new passenger terminal. DP World Limassol provides a safe, stable and responsible environment for cruise itineraries in the eastern Mediterranean and further afield.
DP World Limassol aspires to make the terminal more productive and more sustainable, improving the port’s prospects for the long term, leading to better support to the community through jobs creation and better services for the wider Cypriot business community.