Elena Margarita Atanasiu

Faculty Assistant (Temporary)


Elena Margarita Atanasiu is currently working as Faculty Assistant at the World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden. Elena’s areas of responsibility are coordinating WMU’s Research Portfolio and PhD Programme. Among several tasks, she keeps records of all WMU research projects and consultancies and is responsible for the recruitment and processing of PhD candidates, including handling of inquiries, maintaining databases, and scheduling progression seminars and oral examinations. Elena is also responsible for the logistical support to research meetings, workshops, courses, seminars and symposia.

Elena holds a University’s Degree in Law, Hyperion University, Bucharest. Elena is fluent in oral and written Romanian, English and French and has fair knowledge of Italian and Swedish. She has participated in various courses on the European Union Programmes and Strategies in Bruxelles, Bruges- College of Europe, Paris – Ecolle Nationale d’Administration, Strasbourg, Luxembourg - Interact, London – Cambrige School of London etc. Before moving to Sweden she worked 5 years as a Contact Point for the South European Transnational Programme within the Ministry of Development, public administration and EU Founds in Romania. She served for 7 years as Minister Counsellor within the minister’s cabinet at the Ministry of Development, public administration and EU Founds. In Sweden Elena worked for several months within Tillväxtverket, Malmö. Elena successfully organized numerous events, including conferences, seminars, festivals, Open Days events, Team Building meetings and other events in which there were participants ranging from 150 to 500 people.