National University «Odesa Maritime Academy»

National University "Odessa Maritime Academy" (Ukrainian: Національний університет «Одеська морська академія») is a maritime university in Odessa, Ukraine. Currently, the main task of the university is to ensure the competitiveness of graduates in the Ukrainian and world labor markets, by training seafarers while taking into account the most demanding claims of leading shipowners.

Odessa National Maritime Academy
Одеська національна морська академія
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RectorMykhailo Miyusov

Since Ukrainian independence, the university opened new specialties and created a network of separate structural units, in particular in the cities of Mariupol and Izmail . The staff is working to improve the organization and content of the educational process. NU "OMA" has a modern material and technical base, with modern naval simulators, a large library, and a unique training and sailing vessel called "Druzhba". The university also has the conditions for physical culture and sports: an Olympic-class swimming pool, a sports gym, sports sections and a water station at the disposal of cadets and students.


The Odessa Higher Maritime School was established on June 7th, 1944. It was renamed the Odessa Higher Naval Engineering School in 1958, and Odessa State Maritime Academy in 1991, following Ukrainian independence. It became a national university and assumed the name Odessa National Maritime Academy in 2002, before finally assuming its current name in 2016.

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Coordinates: 46°29′01″N 30°42′51″E / 46.48361°N 30.71417°E / 46.48361; 30.71417