Professor Costas Th. Grammenos established The Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping Trade and Finance Cass in 1983. In April 2007, the Centre was renamed in honour of its founder.
The Centre pioneers postgraduates in Shipping, Energy, Trade and Finance, offering the first specialist MSc degrees in these disciplines. Through its unique blend of theory and practice, the Centre has gained international recognition among industry leaders, government figures, senior academics and its graduates and students.
The Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping Trade and Finance is a global hub and the first to introduce inter-relationships between shipping, trade, and finance by teaching, researching and discussion in class with leading international academics and practitioners from the City of London and overseas. The Centre also provides a forum for international dialogue through its Conferences, Seminars and Debates (where, in addition to leading international figures, student and graduates also contribute).
The Centre also introduced the three inter-linked circles of 'Shipping Trade and Finance,' and with it, a new approach to international business - 'the global approach' - where decisions are based on both theory and practice.