The project NorthernMaritimeUniversity(NMU) conductedbasedontheINTERREGIVB N SR

 

The programshallcontributetothe  objectivessetoutinthe OperationalProgram.

 

These objectives are, in summary, to:

Strengthen the maritime business sector and to increase its capacity for innovation within the North Sea Region (as well as in the Baltic Sea Region);

Contribute significantly to enhancing the innovation capacities of the beneficiaries from SMEs and the wider maritime industry with the development of the NMU qualification offerings. This willultimatelyleadtomoreeffective,  andagreaterabsolutelevelof,  investmentinproduct and process innovation by the trained maritime business actors in the North Sea Region;

Exploitthelikelyfuturegrowthpotentialinthefieldsofshortseashipping(SSS),  port operations and global maritime transport and related industries (e.g. logistics services);

Strengthenthecompetitivenessoftheindustryandservicessectorandtostepup effortsin the areas of industrial policy and the service market;

Contributetosustainabledevelopmentofthegrowingmaritimetransportbusinesssector especially in terms of environmental protection;

EstablishaEuropeanAreaofResearchandinnovationforthemaritimebusinesssector, contributing towards the Lisbon strategy to make Europe “the most competitive and dynamic knowledge - based economy in the world” and reaching beyond the project period;

Strengthen the competitiveness of the European education industry in the maritime business sector in comparison to global competitors and removing obstacles for labor, academic and student mobility.

BuilduptheNMUasa strongtransnationalnetworkofuniversitiesinthe NorthSeaRegion

(NSR);

Integrate   potential   beneficiaries   into   the   network (i.e.   international   and   SME   shipping  companies,  portauthorities,  logisticsoperatorsetc.) toverifyqualificationneeds for business innovation,  toenhancethedesignofeducationalprogramsandtoprovidecontinuous evaluation of the NMU qualification portfolio;

Carryoutatransnationalstakeholderstudyonqualificationandpolicyneedsandonthis basis to make policy recommendations to foster innovation in the maritime business sector in the NSR at all corporate levels (esp. SMEs);

Developa common NMUproductandserviceportfoliobasedupona flexible framework that facilitates a modular approach and, once tested, to extend these offerings to partner regions throughpoolingexisting program andqualificationcontentandteachers,  enhancingthe content  accordingtotheneedsof stakeholders,  makingthecontenteasilyaccessiblewith regardtolanguageandadministrativeissues,  offeringarangeofmaritimebusinessrelated modules,  degreesandawardsandapplyinge-learningmethodsthatenable the lifelong learning of recipients;

Undertake a pilot test with learners from the participating universities and companies from the NSR for the purpose of evaluation and in preparation for the full-blown market entry;

Build   a   nucleus   of   skills,   experience,   competences   and   infrastructurefor   undertaking common   research   projects   in   the   maritime   sector   and   to   also   advise   and   enable governments,   institutions   and   other public   sector   organizationstotakeforward   policy decisions by offering expert panels and Foresight exercises;

Createaknowledgeclusterwhichdisposesafluidmixofframedexperience,  values,  contextual   information,   and   expert   insights   that   provides   a   framework   for   evaluating, incorporating and anticipating developments in the maritime business sector

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