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

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

LMA mission:
  • To provide higher professional education, preparing highly qualified professionals that are able to work in international environment under the conditions of rapid change of technologies for marine, inland water, navy fleet and port;
  • To develop applied scientific research, consultation activities necessary for maritime sector and  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 students and proffesionals being able to successfully act in various fields of international social environment.

The Quality Management System in Lithuanian Maritime Academy is sertified Lloyd`s Register Quality Assurance according to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 standard.

History

Lithuanian Maritime school was established on 28 April, 1948.
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 improved and corresponded to the requirements of IMO STCW 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 was renamed into Lithuanian Maritime Academy.
The training basis is continuously renewed, electronic simulators for marine navigators, marine engineers and port specialists are being developed.










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