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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Maritime Education Programmes take shape in Dubai

As reported in Weekly NEWS No. 12/2008 and 13/2008, a group of leading international maritime education, research and innovation institutions from the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) are planning to establish a new “International Institute of Maritime Science" for postgraduate studies in Dubai.


These plans took a further step forward at a meeting in Dubai this week (April 28-29), the purpose of which was to develop the outline of the initial courses to be offered as well as to progress the mechanisms for accreditations, course content and delivery, resource requirements and the legal structure of the new institution. The first courses are anticipated to start in the second half of 2010.


As part of the planning process, the views of the wider maritime community are still 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 would be greatly appreciated.


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In parallel, Dubai Maritime City has announced more details of the planned educational campus, which will eventually accommodate more than 1,300 students on short-term courses and degrees in various fields of maritime science. The undergraduate programme will be particularly geared towards expanding the industry’s talent pool in the Middle East. In addition to officer training, the other programmes are expected to include maritime management, shipbuilding and engineering management and port logistics and planning.


The new facilities will include a two-storey library, a 500-room accommodation complex, convention centre for seminars and conferences, and mechanical equipment for training purposes, as well as a comprehensive, fully equipped, simulator centre.


Contact: Peter Swift