Improving Maritime Training in Namibia (MARIBIA)

CoordinatorSatakunta University of Applied Sciences
Contact details Meri-Maija Marva,
Budget 470 873 €
Duration 03/2013 – 12/2015
Academic field Other areas of study


  • Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute, Namibia
  • Polytechnic of Namibia, Namibia

Brief Description:

The Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute (NAMFI) and the Polytechnic of Namibia (POLY) are in cooperation agreement with the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) to collaborate on the joint promotion of education, development and enhancement of Maritime education-based curricula, programmes, educational and administrative processes as well as on building the capacity of the educational and administrative staff through sustainable structures and training initiatives, to be presented at the Polytechnic and NAMFI, with the view of promoting the creation and preservation of sustainable career opportunities in the maritime field. The cooperation and collaboration between the Parties pursuant to this Agreement is called the MARIBIA project. The cooperation agreement is coordinated by SAMK.

Result Area(s):

  • Improved quality and relevance of higher education
  • Enhanced management, leadership and governance capacities in higher education institutions
  • Improved information management in teaching and learning
  • Strengthened the role and relevance of the HEIs in development

Key Results to be Achieved:

  • Benchmarking the maritime cluster of Finland
  • Improved curricula for the deck and engine
  • Improved teaching facilities
  • Improved student administration system