KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER UNIT (KTU) OF State University of Infrastructure and Technologies
The Kyiv State Maritime Academy named after hetman Petro Konashevich- Sahaydachniy (KSMA) is one of the largest higher institutions of Ukraine in maritime education of the IV level of accreditation. The history of the Academy began in 1912. Thousands of professionals working in the national economy of Ukraine and on ships under the flags of almost all countries of the world have been trained for hundred years since then.
Today, more than 7,000 students from Ukraine and other countries of the world obtain educational qualification degrees of "Bachelor" and "Master" at the Academy and its divisions. Navigators and ship engineers for sea and river fleet, lawyers, managers of organizations, economists, accountants and software engineers are being trained here.
The teaching staff of the Academy includes 270 highly qualified scientific and pedagogical experts - doctors and candidates of sciences, professors and associate professors, as well as a large number of sea captains and chief engineers who have many years of experience.
The material and technical resources of the educational complex includes 3 buildings of the academy, more than 50 educational laboratories and study rooms for general subjects, the computer labs. The students have shipboard training on the educational and industrial vessels of the Academy.
The Academy maintains a high standard of modern maritime education and maritime simulator training. As a division of the Academy, the Centre of training, recurrent training and advanced training of water transport specialists was created, which is equipped with modern training equipment that meets the requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Convention of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers (STCW) (including the Manila amendments to this Convention).