Lithuanian Maritime Academy (LMA) is a public institution of higher education training highly qualified seafarers and other specialists for the Maritime Industry.

LMA vision - a modern higher education institution, the Lithuanian leader in the field of seafarers’ and maritime business specialists’ education.

LMA mission:
  • To provide higher college education, preparing highly qualified professionals that are able to work in international environment under the conditions of rapid change of technologies for marine, river, Navy fleet and port;
  • To develop applied scientific research and consultation activities necessary for Lithuanian maritime sector, provide qualification improvement services;
  • To spread the idea of Lithuania as a maritime state, to propagate marine occupations;
  • To create modern base for studies, corresponding to the international requirements, to develop new marine technologies; to train and educate citizens, being able to successfully act in various fields of public activities.

In 2001, Quality Management System comprising seafarers‘ training and professional development was introduced in Lithuanian Maritime Academy. It was repeatedly certified in 2014 by UAB „Lloyd`s Register Quality Assurance Lietuva" according to the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 standard.


Lithuanian Maritime school was established on 28 April, 1948.
It was a closed-type paramilitary education institution. Students had to live at the school, to follow stringent regime, wear the uniform at school and outside its limits. During the first years the school did not have suitable classrooms. Navigators knew navigation devices just from books, and navigational tasks for determination of heading were solved by using the available charts of Gulf of Finland.
In 1991 Klaipėda Maritime School was renamed Klaipėda Higher Maritime School.
The school was reorganized to fulfill the needs of all Lithuanian fleet, not only the ones of fishing fleet.
On 12 October, 1991 Lithuania adhered to the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers.
In 1996, the training base of the school was renewed and improved. After a short time, Lithuanian seafarers’ training base corresponded to the requirements of STCW 95 Convention.
In 1998 it was renamed Klaipėda University Maritime Institute College.
In 2001 it was reorganized into Lithuanian Maritime College – institution of higher education for seafarers, the founder of which was the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.
In 2008 Lithuanian Maritime College celebrated its 60th anniversary and it was renamed into Lithuanian Maritime Academy. 
The training basis is continuously renewed, electronic simulators for marine navigators and marine engineers are being installed.