Аdmiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping
2 December 1809 is considered the date of the University foundation. It is the very day when the Department of Waterway Communications and State Agency of Roads were merged into the Agency of Hinterland and Waterway Transportation in accordance with the Manifesto of Alexander I. In the result of this merge, the Corps of Engineers for Hinterland and Waterway Transportation was founded.
Nowadays Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping is considered to be the oldest and the largest center of the shipping industry personnel education and training in the Russian Federation, providing education and training for maritime as well as inland water operators of the shipping industry.
Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping incorporates 4 Institutes, 76 Research Chairs, College of Admiral Makarov SUMIS, as well as 10 branches, allocated in various regions of our country. The Head educational institution of Admiral Makarov SUMIS is locate in Saint-Petersburg and comprises 7 campuses.
Annually at the University simultaneously study over 13,000 students, of which 9 000 are the students of the Head University. Also, 20 000 students are being trained through the Professional Development Programs.
It is necessary to note the achievements of the University in a wide range of scientific areas, including the development of the ship intelligent control systems, researches in the field of high voltage marine equipment, exploration of the Northern Sea Route, modeling of ports and approaches to them, and many other ones.
The University implements a broad range of international activities. Presently the University has more than 20 international cooperation agreements in action.
The academic and professorial staff of the University take their active part in the activity of international organizations: International Maritime Organization (IMO), the Institute of Marine Engineers (IMAREST), the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU), Sail Training International (STI) and others.
The Graduation Degree of Admiral Makarov SUMIS is valid and accepted all over the world.
In addition to all the essential Russian accreditations, Admiral Makarov SUMIS is accredited by many foreign and international organizations.