Federal State Educational Institution of higher vocational training “Admiral Ushakov Maritime University” is the largest educational institution of water transport and the only higher educational institution in the South of Russia training marine specialists for shipping companies, building and shipbuilding plants, works of water transport, ports and transport terminals.
As per licence of the Ministry of Education RF the University effects training under the programs of secondary and higher vocational education and also under programs of additional and post-graduate education. The University state diplomas and certificates meet International Conventions requirements and are approved by all countries around the world. Maritime specialties of the Academy are accredited in the European Union and International Maritime Organization.
The Academy prepares personnel in 14 specialties of higher vocational education. It comprises 5 faculties, 36 departments, Southern Regional Center of Additional and Vocational Training (SRCAVT), branches in Rostov-na-Donu, Sevastopol, and Astrakhan. For performing study process the Academy posses study-laboratory complex with a block of lecture rooms and three study buildings, more than 500 laboratories and study rooms, reading hall for 160 seats, library with a book store of 300 000 copies.
The University owns the complex of up-to-date navigation simulators including 21 professional simulators and 12 mini-simulators, imitating ship’s equipment. In Particular simulator of handling and maneuvering ship, simulators of a communication system and electronic cartography using modern educational Internet technologies. On the basis of the Southern Regional Center of Additional and Vocational Training (SRCAVT) the refresher courses for ship’s personnel (136 kinds of training) are arranged and regularly work. The post-graduate course prepares scientific-pedagogical personnel. In the University work two Doctor’s Boards for awarding the scientific degree of candidate and doctor.
More than 300 teachers work at the University. Among them 29 professors and doctors of science, 8 academics of professional academies, 198 docents and candidates of science.
Today more than 4 000 people study at the University. For the time of its existence, the University has trained more than 20 000 specialists.