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Dr Dimitrios Emiris joins PM World Correspondents Network in Greece

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16 April 2013 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that Dr. Dimitrios Emiris has been appointed an International Correspondent for the organization in Greece.  Dr. Emiris is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Management & Technology at the University of Piraeus.

dimitrios-emirisDimitrios M. Emiris (Dipl. Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D., PMP) was born in Athens in 1965. In 1987, he received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He obtained the M.Sc. and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, in 1988 and 1991, respectively, both from the University of Rochester, NY, USA. He has served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete.

He has been actively involved in project management education in Greece over the last twenty years and has recorded 3.000+ teaching hours in the subject at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has participated in several large projects mainly in the area of shutdown and turnaround management and has consulted firms on how to integrate PM in their organizational structure. He has published over 120 articles in refereed journals and conferences in the subjects of Industrial Management, Project Management and Production Management. He is the author of two books in Project Management and in Robotics, respectively. Since 2008, he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®).  Dimitrios can be contacted at [email protected]

university-of-piraeusFounded in 1938, the University of Piraeus (pictured left) is located in Piraeus, Greece.  With a total of nine academic departments focused mainly on economics, business management and information technology, it is currently one of the leading academic institutions in the country. It is also home to The University of Piraeus Research Center (UPRC) which, since its founding in 1989, has participated in technological research on a national and international level, particularly in areas related to networking and internet technology. [1] More about the University can be found here. [2]

Piraeus is a port city in the region of Attica, Greece, located within the Athens urban area, 12 km southwest from its city center, on the east coast of the Saronic Gulf.  Piraeus has a population of approximately 165,000, making it the fourth largest municipality in Greece and the second largest within the urban area of the Greek capital, following the municipality of Athens. The greater Piraeus area has a total population of about 450,000.

Inhabited since the 26th century BC, Piraeus was largely developed in the early 5th century BC, when it was selected to serve as the port city of classical Athens.  Consequently, it became the chief harbour of ancient Greece.

piraeus-cityPiraeus is a large city, home to the country’s biggest harbour and bearing all the characteristics of a huge marine and commercial-industrial centre. The port of Piraeus is the chief port in Greece, the largest passenger port in Europe and the third largest in the world, servicing about 20 million passengers annually. Piraeus is also among the top ports in container traffic in Europe and the top container port in the Eastern Mediterranean. Ref: Wikipedia [3].

Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe with a population of approximately 11 million. Located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, Greece has land borders with Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of mainland Greece, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km (8,498 mi) in length, featuring 1,400 islands. Eighty percent of Greece consists of mountains, of which Mount Olympus is the highest at 2,917 m (9,570 ft).

greece-mapModern Greece traces its roots to the civilization of Ancient Greece, generally considered the cradle of Western civilization. As such, it is the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature and historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western drama, including both tragedy and comedy. This legacy is partly reflected in the seventeen UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Greece. The modern Greek state was established in 1830, following the Greek War of Independence.

Greece is a founding member of the United Nations, has been a member of what is now the European Union since 1981 (and the Eurozone since 2001), and has been a member of NATO since 1952. Greece is a developed country with an advanced, high-income economy, although it has been in recession for several years now and was the subject of a European financial bailout in 2012. Ref: Wikipedia [4]

According to PM World President and Managing Editor David Pells, “The Greek economy has been in such turmoil for the past few years, many projects, project-oriented organizations and project management professionals have suffered, along with the rest of the population.  This is exactly the time for more news from Greece, and more attention focused on the PM profession and conditions there. We are honored to welcome Dr. Emiris as a correspondent and representative in Greece.”

Dr. Emiris stated, “I look forward to joining the PM World team and to contributing to the journal and library in Greece.  We have a very long history of important projects in this country and, despite recent history, much to offer the project management profession in the future.  I hope I can provide some useful news and information from here.”

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is published by PM World in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world.  Each month, the PMWJ features dozens of new articles, papers, and stories about projects and project management in many countries and industries.  PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net.

References:

[1]        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Piraeus

[2]        http://www.unipi.gr/eng_site/

[3]        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piraeus

[4]        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greece