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About Us

We provide and promote education and training services for individuals, professionals and seafarers of the international community,

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"Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity."

Saint Thomas Polytechnic was founded in order to offer postgraduate programmes and life-long learning programmes that meet the established need of the Global Industry for integrated and optimum educational services. We are a a broad-based, research-intensive institution, open to all who can benefit, and delivering excellent interdisciplinary research, experiential education and civic engagement.

Back in 2018, the Orth. Metropolitanate of Singapore and South Asia, along with the Institute of International Nautical Studies, established Saint Thomas Polytechnic as a Class 41 (Education) TM under the Law of Singapore (No. 40201824654U) as part of the Maritime Action 2018 initiative.

In 2020, Saint Thomas Polytechnic gained an independent status and we expanded our operations abroad. We established the European Branch of Saint Thomas Polytechnic RC (Reg.No.489529) to promote efficient education, research development and decision-making and foster a transnational community of scholars, professionals and policy-makers through the idea of ​​the Eurasian Educational Research Space.

Saint Thomas Polytechnic is an approved educational institution by the British regulated awarding body EduQual, approved by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.


A Slice of History

Singapore earned its name in the 14th century when an Indonesian Prince, who was out on a hunting trip at this small but strategically-located island, caught sight of an animal he had never seen before! Taking it to be a good sign, he founded a city where the animal had been spotted, naming it “The Lion City” or Singapura, from the Sanskrit words “simha” (lion) and “pura” (city).

Modern Singapore was founded in the 19th century, thanks to politics, trade and a man known as Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. In 1819, he led the British East India Company in creating the Port of Singapore trading post on the international spice route. The need for rubber and tin in the industrializing Western countries eventually made the Port of Singapore one of the largest and busiest ports in the world.

Now Singapore is ranked as the top maritime capital of the world. Currently the world’s second-busiest port in terms of total shipping tonnage, it also transships 20% of the world’s shipping containers, 50% of the world’s annual supply of crude oil, and is the world’s busiest transshipment port. Thousands of ships drop anchor in the harbour, connecting the port to over 600 other ports in 123 countries and spread over six continents.

Experience Saint Thomas Polytechnic

To compete on the world stage,

you need a world-standard education.

We adapt our core strategic principles to enhance the our reputation and to understand resilience as an embedded principle across everything we do.

1. Quality: striving for the highest quality in everything we do.

2. One Team: working, planning for and delivering a shared vision, underpinned by a strong sense of collegiality.

3. Reputation: building our institutional reputation through confidence in our pioneering contributions, excellence in education and research, socio-economic impact, and thought leadership.

You can attend our courses online from anywhere in the world.

Our courses allow you working professionals to enhance your skills online and in your own time, using a highly supportive and interactive learning platform.

Our goals

Transforming lives!

Fueling social mobility!

Changing the world!

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The Saint Thomas Polytechnic diverse academic offerings paired with world-class leadership create an environment worthy of any passionate, dedicated scholar.

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The team

Meet our academic staff.

Members of Council

— Isidoros Pachoundakis

— Efstratios Spyrou

— Vasileios Charalampous


— Capt. Theologos Karagiannis

Master Mariner

— Capt. Fotios Mastrogiannis

Master Mariner

— Capt. George Papanelopoulos

Master Mariner

Visiting Lecturers

— Dr. Dimitrios Karydas

Humboldt University of Berlin

— Dr. Evangelos Bantekas

Technische Universität Berlin

— Dr. Tatiana Markaki

Universiteit van Amsterdam


Send us an email, to discuss your educational goals.

A team of registrars and tutors who are excited about student progress and professional development will assist you in shaping your future career.

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