Aristotle University of Thessaloniki took another particularly important step in the outward-oriented path it has followed in recent years by expanding its collaboration with Texas A&M University.
The Memorandum for the expansion of cooperation between Aristotle University and Texas A&M University (TAMU) was signed on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 by the Rector of AUTH, Professor Nikolaos G. Papaioannou, TAMU’s Vice Chancellor for International Relations, Dr. Holly Hudson, TAMU University and Institutions System Vice Chancellor and TAMU Polytechnic School Dean John Hurtado, and TAMU Polytechnic School Research Chair, TAMU Distinguished Professor and AUTH Doctorate Emeritus Dimitris Lagoudas, in Texas. From the AUTH side, the Professor of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Nikos Michailidis, also participated.
The memorandum provides for the expansion of the existing highly successful academic and research cooperation between the two Universities, enhancing the mobility of Professors, researchers and students.
“This is an iconic collaboration between two historic Universities which offers even more expanded educational and research perspectives to the members of our University Community, emphasizing the mutual exchange of postgraduate and undergraduate students between our Universities. I am proud, as the existing collaboration is multi-level and fruitful and its expansion offers new possibilities to our scientific and research potential. With an eye on the future, we are consistently implementing our extroverted development strategy, with the aim of strengthening our University, and consequently our country, on the global academic map”, points out the Rector of AUTH, Professor Nikolaos G. Papaioannou.
After the signing of the memorandum, the Rector of AUTH, Mr. Papaioannou, with the Professor of AUTH, Mr. Michaelidis, together with the Consul of Greece in Houston, Mr. Lambros Kakisis, met with the graduate students of TAMU from Greece, who shared their experience of the master’s degree process at an American University, and discussed the prospects that cooperation with American Universities can create for Greek graduates.
This will be followed by a meeting of the Rector of AUTH, Professor Mr. Michaelides and the Consul of Greece in Houston with the Greek community of Texas in Houston to explore synergies between the Greek community and the academic community of AUTH.