EIMA signs deal with World Maritime University
Dubai, May 21, 2014
Emirates International Maritime Academy (EIMA) has signed a deal on academic co-operation with World Maritime University - Sweden, an educational agency operating under the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
The collaboration furthers the combined vision of the organisations to build a sustainable world and develop future global maritime leaders, experts and professionals through maritime education and research, said a statement.
Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman, Drydocks World and Maritime World, said: “We are promoting all round excellence in maritime operations, training and education. EIMA’s Mission 2020 is part of the overall strategy to achieve this vision through which meaningful international associations will be forged with reputed maritime institutes all over the world that would help develop EIMA as a centre of excellence in maritime studies.
Björn Kjerfve, president of World Maritime University, said: "WMU is pleased to enter into the agreement with EIMA to support the regional and international maritime educational goals of the academy.”
EIMA had earlier launched Mission 2020 in association with Aries International Maritime Research Institute (AIMRI), a premier i-university imparting high quality maritime technical education, which will place a number of initiatives to bring qualified and competent nationals into the industry and provide them growth opportunities to become leaders of the future.
The deal with WMU will contribute to the realisation of Mission 2020 by promoting academic information exchange between the two entities, foster education in WMU’s degree programmes, further the development of professional courses, distance education and field training, promote research, technical, and scientific cooperation and exchange of faculty members.
Located within DMC, the hub of maritime activity in the Middle East, EIMA focuses on developing and improving the skills of future generations by enabling them to work onboard ships as officers and engineers.
The courses offered by EIMA and its partners are internationally accredited and recognised through professional bodies, institutions and renowned universities and include accreditations under IMO, SOLAS, OPITO, NTA and DNV.
The current infrastructure at EIMA can accommodate up to 20,000 students a year and the plan is to develop a maritime centre including the establishment of a research institute with the largest Towing Tank facility in the world. This centre will enable industry players in the shipping, maritime, oil, gas, energy and offshore industry to fully meet their skill requirements and attract a global student base in the UAE by 2020. - TradeArabia News Service