Gdynia Maritime University
Gdynia Maritime University is the largest state school of higher maritime education in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. Since 1920 the University has been preparing graduates for officer positions on board merchant marine vessels and for managerial positions at the land-based institutions and companies representing the maritime industry and seaside regions. The University four Faculties offer degree in Navigation, Marine Engineering, Marine Electrical Engineering and Business Administration. At present Gdynia Maritime University provides studies for 8000 students.
The programs of studies satisfy both Polish educational standards provided by the Ministry of Education and also the requirements of the International Maritime Organization – IMO. The academic staff – representing doctor of science degree and scientific titles of a professor accompanied, in many cases, by the highest marine diplomas of a Master Mariner, Chief Engineer Officer and Shipboard Electrical Engineer – supported by the laboratory facilities offering 25 specialised simulators and ISO 9001 education quality management system implemented by the University.
The Maritime University actively co-operates in the conduct of joint research projects, preparation of young generation academic staff and in the exchange of students with 18 maritime institutions of higher education within international organisations such as: European University Association (EUA) and International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU).
The new strategy for further growth and development adopted by the Senate of Gdynia Maritime University will ensure the strengthening of the University role as a worldwide marineoriented centre of studies and training preparing professionals – citizens of the World.
In March 2013 Government Gazette published an article entitled Gdynia Maritime Univerisity Experience in View of 21st Century Challenges by Janusz Mindykowski, Vice President for Research and International Co-operation, Gdynia Maritime University.
The CPU, the HRK and the KRASP announced declaration "Investment into Research and Higher Education is an Investment into the Innovative Capacity of Europe".