The Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport was founded in 1998 and its inception is concordant with the original mission statement of the University of the Aegean, the economic character of the Aegean constituency  and the strong naval  tradition of the Chios island.

The  Department’ s curriculum  combines  subject  areas  such  as  business management  and  administration with  shipping, transport and  international  trade, which are not only  interconnected but also deeply  embedded  in  the Greek  tradition with added  contemporary  local, national  and  international  dimensions. The  transport  industry  is  vital  as  it  services  the  trade  demands  of  the  global  market.

The Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport offers an undergraduate and a postgraduate program of studies as well as the possibility to obtain a doctoral thesis.