On February 1, 2020 National University “Odessa Marine Academy” (NU “UMA”) and the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  for collaboration between the two organizations. The Agreement was signed by the Rector of the NU “OMA”, Mr. Mykhaylo Miyusov, and the Chief Executive Officer of CMMI, Mr. Zacharias Siokouros.

Present at the Ceremony were the Minister of Infrastructure (Responsible for Shipping) of Ukraine, Mr. Vladysiav Kryklii, Mr Vassilios Demetriades, the Shipping Deputy Minister of Cyprus, the H.E. the Ambassador of Ukraine to Cyprus, Mr. Ruslan Nimchynskyi and the Address by H.E. the Ambassador of Cyprus to Ukraine, Mr. Louis Telemachou and members of staff of the aforementioned organizations.

Mr Vassilios Demetri stated that “It is with pleasure that I am joining this online ceremony of the cooperation of two esteemed maritime institutions which is marked today with the signing of the MoU, as it is a very positive step on the way we should approach our future in order to become more resilient to crises and to effectively response to challenges. Moreover, he added that as the Deputy Ministry of Shipping of Cyprus, we welcome today’s occasion which marks the start of an ambitious cooperation between the CMMI and the Odessa Maritime Academy in the areas of maritime RTDI, education and training. We are confident that through the exchange of know-how and the development of synergies and joint activities in those areas, both organizations will optimize their capabilities and contribute positively to the global objectives for a greener and more sustainable maritime industry.

During the signing ceremony the Rector of National University “Odessa Maritime Academy Mr Mykhaylo Miyusov  stated that ”The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding is a huge incentive for both NU «OMA» and Cyprus Marine amd Maritime Institute as it is aimed to facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge, facilitate and encourage the participation of researchers from both parties to mutually agreed research projects, and promote bilateral research collaboration in all the fields of science and technology which are related directly or indirectly to marine and maritime sectors.