The 2018 International Symposium on Business and Industrial Statistics will take place at the University of Piraeus, from the 4th to the 6th of July, 2018. It will be organized by the International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics (ISBIS) with the support of the Department of Statistics and Insurance Science of the University of Piraeus Greece and of the University of Piraeus Research Center.
About Department of Statistics and Insurance Science: The aim of the Department of Statistics and Insurance Science of the University of Piraeus is the theoretical and practical training of students in the fields of Statistics and Insurance Science, including Actuarial Science. The courses offered are a combination of theoretical and applied subjects. The students in the Department have the opportunity of specializing in both Statistics and Insurance Science through a balanced integrated program of carefully selected undergraduate courses. The graduates of the Department are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to deal with statistical analyses in centers of applied research, to become quantitative analysts or risk managers in financial institutions and insurance companies, or to pursue a career as an actuary. A substantial number of our graduates goes on to pursue postgraduate studies in their chosen field of interest from a wide spectrum of subjects. With regard to research infrastructures, the Department uses the four computer labs of the University. It owns a computer lab with 26 workstations used exclusively by the Department to meet the laboratory needs of its graduate students.
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About University of Piraeus: The University of Piraeus was founded in 1938 under the title of the “School for Industrial Studies”, by the Industrialists and Tradesmen Association. In 1945 it was renamed to “Higher School for Industrial Studies” while in 1958, the “Higher School for Industrial Studies» was again renamed to “Graduate School of Industrial Studies”, with its headquarters in Piraeus. Finally, in 1989, the “Graduate School of Industrial Studies” was renamed to University of Piraeus. Today, the following nine Departments are run by the University of Piraeus: (i) Economics, (ii) Business Administration, (iii) Statistics and Insurance Science, (iv) Financial Management and Banking, (v) Industrial Management, (vi) Maritime Studies, (vii) Informatics, (viii) Technology Teachers Education, (ix) International and European Studies. These Departments award degrees and doctorates in the corresponding scientific fields.
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About Piraeus: Piraeus is a city in the region of Attica, Greece. Piraeus is located within the Athens Urban Area, 12 km southwest from its city center (municipality of Athens), and lies along the east coast of the Saronic Gulf. 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. With a throughput of 1.4 million TEUs, Piraeus is placed among the first ten ports in container traffic in Europe and the top container port in Eastern Mediterranean. The city hosted events in both the 1896 and 2004 Summer Olympics held in Athens. According to the 2001 census, Piraeus is the third largest municipality in Greece and the second largest within the urban area of the Greek capital, following the municipality of Athens. Piraeus has a long history, which dates back to ancient Greece and it has been inhabited since the 26th century BC. The name “Piraeus” roughly means “the place over the passage”. The effects of its natural space and geographical place have been critical factors for the configuration of the historical fate of Piraeus. The city was largely developed in the early 5th century BC, when it was selected to serve as the port city of classical Athens and was transformed into a prototype harbor, concentrating all the import and transit trade of Athens. Consequently, it became the chief harbor of ancient Greece but declined gradually after the 4th century AD, and began to grow again in the 19th century, especially after the declaration of Athens as the capital of Greece. In modern era, Piraeus is a big city bustling with life and an integral part of Athens, having the biggest harbor in the country and all the typical characteristics of a huge marine and commercial-industrial center.
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