Cooperation Agreement Between Neapolis University and Fourlis Group of Companies
On December 31st 2019, a meeting took place at Fourlis Group of Companies headquarters in Athens between Prof. Pantelis Sklias, Rector of the Neapolis University in Cyprus, Ms. Maria Kolokytha, Human Resources Manager, and members of the Group’s Human Resources team.
During the meeting, the possibilities of synergies and prospects of cooperation of the business with the academic world were discussed and the consensus of both parties was expressed and confirmed through the signing of the Cooperation Agreement between Neapolis University in Cyprus and the Fourlis Group of Companies.
The agreement provides the participation of the Fourlis Group in Neapolis University’s student placement programme within the Group’s subsidiaries in the framework of the European project “Liaison Offices with the Labor Market“, collaboration with the Alumni Office, connection and involvement with the academic community of Neapolis University, as well as collaboration in supporting and organizing events and activities of common interest. It also provides the partnership of the two organizations in the creation and implementation of real life scenarios by the University’s students, whose data will be used and made available for the mutual benefit of the academic and business community.
The FOURLIS Group, with 70 years of history and business activity, is one of the largest commercial groups of durable consumer products, with its activity extending to the countries of Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey.
The Group has been an official member of the United Nations Global Compact since 2008, demonstrating its commitment to responsible business activity. The Group’s entry into emerging sectors such as household equipment and sporting goods, comprises one of the key pillars on which the FOURLIS Group is constantly evolving, combined with the rapidly developing real estate market.
Neapolis University in Cyprus, steadily aiming for academic excellence and close communication with the labour market, implements its vision as an organisation of innovation and development through the continuous expansion and growth of its network of national and international collaborations.