This year National University «Odessa Maritime Academy» marks its 75th anniversary on June 7, 2019. Odessa Maritime Academy is well-known for a long time in the international marine shipping.
The glorious history of National University «Odessa Maritime Academy» dated back to 1944 when Odessa Higher Marine School was formed. During the process of its development it was reorganized into Odessa Higher Engineering Marine School, Odessa State Maritime Academy, Odessa National Maritime Academy and National University «Odessa Maritime Academy». Throughout the course of history, the Academy has provided high professionalism of scientific-pedagogical personnel, compliance with all international and national standards of education and cadets’ training. National University «Odessa Maritime Academy» is a leading educational, scientific and methodical centre, which defines the strategy and the ways of the maritime education development in Ukraine. The main objective of the Academy is to ensure graduates’ competitiveness in the world labour market. Ukraine is among five leaders regarding the number of officers in the world merchant fleet owing to its graduates, who work at hundreds of shipping companies all over the world.
During the years of Independence of Ukraine, National University «Odessa Maritime Academy» has branched out new specialities and created the following subdivisions: Azov Maritime Institute (the city of Mariupol), Danube Institute (the city of Izmail), the Seafaring College of Technical Fleet (the city of Odessa), Maritime College named after O.I. Marinesko (the city of Odessa) and Naval Institute (the city of Odessa). 10500 cadets and students of National University «Odessa Maritime Academy» including its subdivisions study at the University and thousands of seafarers undergo refresher courses.
National University «Odessa Maritime Academy» is an active member of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU), the Black Sea Association of Maritime Institutions (BSAMI). The University’s representatives regularly participate in the work of Assemblies, Committees and Sub-Committees of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as part of the official delegations of Ukraine and the International Association of Maritime Universities.
The inspection mission of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) took place in National University «Odessa Maritime Academy» from 17 till 18 April, 2018. The EMSA inspectors noted a high level of programmes and courses according to which the training of seafarers is carried out at the Academy, a high-quality certification system, a high level of special equipment and simulators as well as high qualifications of the Academy’s teaching staff and instructors.
In 2018, the representatives of the accreditation commission of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (ImarEST) successfully accredited engineering specialities of NU «