Education development

Education is at the heart of development and change. Communities, companies and governments are continuously under pressure to keep up-to-date with industry developments, driven by technology advancements, more stringent emission control policies and new business models.

What we are witnessing is that competency gaps are hampering sustainable development. In many port clusters, knowledge is scattered, outdated and fragmented. There may be universities and training institutes with maritime and port related programmes, but alignment with national industry and port policies is often required.

At Erasmus UPT we are advancing our knowledge, particularly how global trends and macro developments impact company strategies. We support governments, port authorities and maritime boards with strengthening education systems. For companies we develop tailor-made training programmes for executives, business developers and industry experts. For universities we develop curricula and deliver high end courses either in Rotterdam or at a campus of choice.

Our services:

Capacity building programmes: Technical support on education system, mapping existing maritime education ecosystems, developing human capital agenda, enhancing capacity building programmes;

Qualification frameworks: Assessing and drafting of qualification frameworks, which reflect the expectations from the business community on workplace performance. Qualification frameworks outline the learning outcomes, areas of competence and knowledge domains.

Curriculum development for universities: Design and development of an integrated programmes for universities with a focus on maritime and port and logistics. We provide support in shaping, reviewing and continuously improving curricula following the model of integrated course design and principles of significant learning experiences.

Course programmes for other (maritime) universities: Erasmus UPT has a range of course programmes, which can be incorporated in international study trips to the port of Rotterdam, or as an advanced course programme, either in Rotterdam or at a campus of choice.

Case study design: Much can be learned from real-world successes and failures which are written up in business case studies. These case studies are written from a practical point of view while taking an academic approach for building a profound understanding and draw implications for actors involved.

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