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https://doi.org/10.31217/p.31.2.8

Quality of maritime higher education from seafarers’ perspective

Leo Čampara orcid id orcid.org/0000-0003-3689-1661 ; University of Dubrovnik, Maritime Department, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Vlado Frančić orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-2883-4512 ; University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
Matko Bupić orcid id orcid.org/0000-0003-3048-0036 ; University of Dubrovnik, Maritime Department, Dubrovnik, Croatia


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Abstract

The quality of maritime education system could be considered as one of the most important pillar for safe and efficient shipping. Particularly vital is the maritime education at the university level and those ensuring seafarers’ top rank qualifications in accordance with the STCW Convention. Generally, the quality of education of the individuals is correlated to the employability and promotion opportunities. In Croatia, maritime education system is well established with a long tradition of education at the university level enabling acquisition of top rank seafarers’ qualifications. This paper presents a survey of the results related to the seafarers’ satisfaction with the quality of maritime education and curricula provided during their education at the maritime higher education institution in Dubrovnik. The research was carried out by interviewing 154 marine engineers with different sea service experience, educational level and rank aiming to obtain their opinions about importance, correlation and connectivity of education to their professional career.

Keywords

Quality of maritime education in Croatia, Maritime higher education institutions, Marine engineer’s education, Special education programme, Importance of seafarers’ education

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191363

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/191363

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