• Centre for Factories of the Future

    C4FF’s maritime education division has had many years of experience in developing programmes based on the international standards for the education and training of merchant navy officers. C4FF has both led and participated in many EU funded projects. C4FF supported the development of MariFuture, a pan-European network of maritime institutions. Marifuture aims to improve education and training practices at European maritime education and training providers (METs), and aims to facilitate the harmonisation of merchant navy officer education and training across Europe. The MariFuture network has instigated many European and European Union funded projects to address specific training deficiencies and problems within the maritime sector.
  • Spinaker (SPIN)

    Spinaker d.o.o. is the largest maritime education company in Slovenia. They develop their own training programmes (including content) for all of their courses. The courses are authorised by the Slovenian Maritime Directorate and some of them are used by other smaller maritime education companies. The most important course that SPIN offer is the Short Range Certificate, which is used by some 500 people yearly. SPIN have completed and developed an e-learning system to obtain a Short Range Certificate which is now readily available and is being promoted in all EU countries. It is a requirement of SPIN that all of their teachers/tutors have the Global Operator Certificate and are maritime officers.
  • Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SUAS)

    SUAS is one of the major institutions of higher education in Finland. Its Faculty of Technology and Maritime Management has a substantial reputation in technology and maritime studies and related research. The University has experience in many national and international projects. SUAS has worked with other national and international nautical centres as well as with associated awarding and professional and licensing bodies. They are also the English language training facility providers at the University.
  • TUDEV Institute of Maritime Studies

    TUDEV Institute is a maritime education and training (MET) provider established by the Turkish maritime industry. TUDEV is part of the maritime employers association and the Turkish Chamber of Shipping. For some 15 years, TUDEV has offered MET courses and a range of short courses to the maritime industry. TUDEV was the instigator of a successful Leonardo project (Safety on Sea - SOS, 2005-07) which led to the formation of the MariFuture platform. TUDEV has also played a key role in several other EU funded projects such as EGMDSS, MarTEL, MarTEL Plus, SURPASS and M'AIDER.
  • Osrodek Prac Rozwojowych / Centre of Development Works (OPR)

    The main area of interest of Osrodek Prac Rozwojowych (OPR) is maritime education and training. OPR specialises in vocational education, assessment of professional competencies, navigational equipment, assessment of navigational and professional competencies and preparing didactic materials. OPR carries out research and conducts surveys in these fields. OPR is well recognised in Poland. The centre recently started working with other European institutions/companies in order to establish a platform for the exchange of knowledge and innovation.
  • Nicola Vaptsarov Naval Academy (NVNA)

    N.Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy (NVNA) is the oldest technical school in Bulgaria. With an illustrious history and extensive experience in training sea specialists, NVNA represents Varna and Bulgaria in the world maritime community. NVNA trains specialists for the navy and the commercial sector. Research and development conducted at the Academy have established its reputation as a centre of maritime science and marine technologies. N.Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy maintains international contacts with similar schools and academies from the USA, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Ukraine, Romania, Poland, etc. The Academy is one of the founders and an active member of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU).
  • National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI)

    NMCI offers degree courses in Nautical Science and Marine and Plant Engineering and a Certificate in Navigational Studies (Seamanship) which will suit school leavers and those with experience of working aboard merchant ships or fishing vessels. Professional seafarers seeking further training are also catered for with short courses and preparatory courses for the Certificates of Competency.
  • World Maritime University (WMU)

    The World Maritime University operates under the auspices of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), a specialised agency of the United Nations. WMU thus enjoys the status, privileges, and immunities of a UN institution in Sweden. WMU is truly an organisation by and for the international maritime community. Established by an IMO Assembly Resolution in 1983, its basic aim is to enhance the objectives and goals of IMO and IMO member states around the world. The University operates on the basis of a Charter adopted by the IMO Assembly, and is accountable to the IMO Secretary-General, Council and Assembly, and to an international Board of Governors composed of representatives of some 50 different governmental, industry, labour and educational bodies. The University presents its annual report and budget to the IMO Council, and also reports to the biennial session of the IMO Assembly.
  • University of Cadiz – UCA (Spain)

    The Faculty of Nautical Sciences is a Maritime Training Institution in the University of Cádiz that offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate courses in a number of areas. Their degrees are principally designed for students who wish to pursue careers as deck officers, engineers, or radio officers in the Merchant Navy, either at sea or in shore-based occupations. UCA runs a comprehensive maritime English programme, which meets all the requirements of the STCW code.

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