Maritime University of Szczecin
Maritime University of Szczecin is one of two the main centers in Poland where students can start their career in maritime sector. MU consist in 3 Faculties: Faculty of Navigation, Faculty of Maritime Engineering, Faculty of Economics and Transport Engineering. Students can learn wide scope of maritime concerned jobs but the offer of the MU university grows constantly (geodesy, computer science etc.).
Scientific research are the another important element of the MU activity. The main MU research projects actually realized could be find in http://www.am.szczecin.pl/en/research. Centre of Marine Technology Transfer is mainly responsible for commercialization of academic research conducted by Maritime University of Szczecin. Main tasks of CMTT could be found at http://www.am.szczecin.pl/en/international-cooperation.
MU is the owner of m/v Nawigator XXI - the modern research/training vessel. The vessel can be used for monitoring of the Baltic Sea and other sea basins including water and seabed testing, samples processing and data transmitting. Off course vessel is actively used for students’ training in the field of navigation and engine operation.
Because of construction of LNG Terminal Simulation Centre and Cargo Simulator for the ship carriage of liquid cargo in the MU of Szczecin, possibilities of developing both maritime and onshore human resources with unique qualifications seriously increased.
Currently the Center for LNG simulations conducts classes for second year students specializing in maritime transport. The main issue of the classes is the operation of oil tankers and gas carriers and shipping. During the course students will learn all the operational processes that occur during loading and unloading of tankers. Their task is to plan the loading, transport and unloading of cargo under specific conditions and in accordance with the rules of the terminals and ships carrying liquid cargo. Due to the simulator, students learn about the shipborne systems and particularly those concerning cargo handling devices and procedures. At the same time for maintaining high quality training and the level of modernity in line with market trends in shipment of liquid cargo, the simulator software is regularly updated and improved. The MUS staff conducting classes in the simulator, are involved in training in order to increase their teaching skills for a more uniform transmission of information in accordance with the requirements of IMO model courses. Currently the Center is working to develop new scenarios for exercises in the field of LNG, VLCC and other types of vessels for the carriage of liquid and liquefied gas.