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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

New Postgraduate Maritime Education Institute planned in Dubai – Views of INTERTANKO members and industry sought on course content and future skill needs

As reported recently, leading international maritime education, research and innovation institutions are planning to establish a new "International Institute of Maritime Science"  for postgraduate studies in Dubai.


The involved universities of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU), the principal international ship owners' associations – including INTERTANKO - and other maritime industry representatives, governmental administrations and representatives of Dubai Maritime City have been working together to develop this project. The objectives are to provide the international maritime community with innovative postgraduate degrees (Master and PhD) in various maritime disciplines as well as programmes for further qualifications.


In recognition of the importance that the marine industry places on its principal asset, namely its people, and the continuing thrust of globalisation; and having identified the value of international postgraduate courses in the maritime sciences, this new maritime education, research and innovation institute will be established in Dubai. The sponsors are committed to addressing the needs and requirements of the global maritime world by offering this world-class programme to the international community.


In order to progress these plans, the views of the wider maritime community are being sought and recipients of INTERTANKO's Weekly NEWS are kindly asked to help identify the specific needs of the international maritime industry regarding fields of study, skills needed, number of students, and more, by completing the enclosed questionnaire - click here for Word version and here for pdf version. Responses should be sent to


Your assistance in replying to this questionnaire will be greatly appreciated.


Further information and assistance may be obtained from

or from INTERTANKO's Managing Director Dr Peter Swift.


Contact: Peter Swift