The University of Tasmania’s Australian Maritime College (AMC) has been ranked #1 of all member universities, as well as for global engagement and research, in the latest International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) benchmarks.
The IAMU is the governing body for global maritime training organisations and collects data from its member universities annually.
AMC Principal Michael van Balen said the results gave a strong endorsement of the quality of AMC as an institution, its research and education endeavours, and its engagement program.
“AMC provides quality specialist education, training, research and consultancy that enables graduates and clients to succeed in the maritime domain,” Mr van Balen said.
“Along with other members of the IAMU, we seek to inspire and educate a new cohort of maritime students by leveraging our unique expertise, skills and partnerships in the maritime sector.
“The IAMU recognition helps increase awareness of AMC as a national Australian institute and a globally recognised training, education and research institution. It will also promote visibility of our student and staff achievements and highlights the unique expertise offered through AMC.”
The latest rankings are part of the IAMU’s benchmarking project PIMET (Performance Indicators in Maritime Education and Training), which was started in 2016 and involved data collection on a voluntary basis from IAMU Member Universities in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
The IAMU has 65 universities/academies/faculties of the world’s maritime education and training institutions, and The Nippon Foundation, as its members.
Published on: 05 Mar 2020