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TUDEV – Türk Deniz Eğitim Vakfı Deniz Eğitim Merkezi

An education and training enterprise primarily concerned with cadet officer and officers education and training programmes and provision of short courses to maritime industries. The centre is supported by an employers association with direct links to shipping and maritime companies, professional and academic institutions.

Project Partners

Centre For Factories of the Future (C4FF)

A small education, training and research company with many years of experience in EU/European funded educational and training as well as research and development projects including EUREKA. The Centre become one of the nine UK EUROTECNET projects soon after the UK joined the EU in 1983. In 2003 the instigator of the Factory of the Future programme formed a company know as C4FF (Centre for Factories of the Future) with astounding success (www.c4ff.co.uk and www.maredu.co.uk). In 2005, the Centre helped its Turkish partner, TUDEV, to formulate a successful Leonardo project called Safety On Sea (SOS). The centre has been since and is presently involved in a number of Leonardo projects, including being the contracting organisation for the Leonardo Transfer of Innovation project known as MarTEL.

Maritime University of Szczecin (MUS)

The Maritime University of Szczecin is one of the major nautical centres in Poland for training of seafaring personnel, with experience in many national and international projects. Szczecin University works with other national and international nautical centres as well as with associated awarding and professional and licensing bodies.

Plymouth University (PU)

Plymouth University is a higher education institute in the south west region of England and has a reputation in maritime studies. The University has experience in many national and international projects. Plymouth University works with other national and international nautical centres as well as with associated awarding and professional licensing bodies.


Spinaker d.o.o. (SPIN)


Spinaker is the largest Slovenian maritime VET and adult education provider. The company develops its own maritime training programmes for all courses it provides in the Slovenian market. All courses are available on e-platforms for distance learning purposes and self examination. Some courses are used by other smaller maritime education providers in Slovenia. All courses are recognised by Slovenian Maritime Administration and attended by over 1100 Slovenians every year.


Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SUAS)

This is one of the major institutions of higher education in Finland and has a reputation in maritime studies. The university has experience in many national and international projects. Satakunta University works with other national and international nautical centres as well as with associated awarding and professional and licensing bodies.