@article{Mindykowski_Charchalis_Przybylowski_Weintrit_2013_2, author = {Mindykowski, Janusz and Charchalis, Adam and Przybylowski, Piotr and Weintrit, Adam}, title = {Maritime Education and Research to Face the XXI-st Century Challenges in Gdynia Maritime University's Experience Part II - Gdynia Maritime University of Experience the 21st Century Challenges}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {7}, number = {4}, pages = {581-586}, year = {2013}, url = {./Article_Maritime_Education_and_Research_Mindykowski,28,476.html}, abstract = {In the paper, divided into two parts, a problem of advancements in maritime education and research facing the 21st century challenges, based on the case study of the Gdynia Maritime University (GMU) experience is discussed. Part I is devoted to the advances in the maritime education and research towards the challenges in a global meaning. The maritime education challenges are focused on contribution of the University?s representatives in full implementation of the STCW 1978 as amended in 2010 convention, and on the flexible adoption of the academic specializations and programmes to the European and National Qualifications Frameworks, as well as to the needs of a global and local labour market. The research advancements in the maritime universities are basically oriented to marine transport problems, and their main focus is concentrated on the implementation of new technologies, effective and reliable technical and organizational solutions, friendly for users and environment. Part II is dedicated to the Gdynia Maritime University experiencing the 21st century challenges. In this part, firstly the education and research potential of the Gdynia Maritime University, as the one of the world-leading maritime universities, is shortly presented. And next, the GMU?s contribution and good practices concerning the participation in modification of the processes of the IMO STCW 78/2010 convention, adoption of programmes into the international and national qualification frameworks? standards and procedures, as well as the development of research addressed to a new technological and organizational solution are described and analyzed.}, doi = {10.12716/1001.07.04.14}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Maritime Education and Training (MET), MET System in Poland, STCW Convention, Gdynia Maritime University (GMU), 21st Century Challenges, European Framework of Qualifications, IMO Activity, Polish Activity in IMO} }