The Northern Maritime University is a research project funded by the EU-Interreg IVB North Sea Programme, having the global objective to build up a strong transnational network of universities in the North Sea Region (NSR) which intensively and continuously integrates relevant stakeholders from the maritime business sector.


1 – Building on our Capacity for Innovation

Area of Intervention

1.1 Building the innovation capacity of businesses

During the development phases, the project «Northern Maritime University» aims to:

  • Strengthen the maritime business sector and to increase its capacity for innovation within the North Sea Region;
  • Contribute significantly to enhance the innovation capacities of the maritime industry in providing multidisciplinary qualification offerings.
  • Exploit the likely future growth potential in the fields of short sea shipping (SSS), port operations and global maritime transport and related industries (e.g. logistics services);
  • Strengthen the competitiveness of the industry and services sector and to step up efforts in the areas of industrial policy and the service market;
  • Contribute to sustainable development of the growing maritime transport business sector especially in terms of environmental protection;
  • Strengthen the competitiveness of the European education industry in the maritime business sector in comparison to global competitors and removing obstacles for labour, academic and student mobility.


Norsk prosjekteier

Høgskolen i Molde


01.01.2008 - 30.06.2012


Total: 3 199 014 €



Andre partnere

Transport Research Institute, Napier University (lead partner) University of Applied Sciences Kiel University of Applied Sciences Lübeck oncampus Molde University College University of Gothenburg  Jacobs University Bremen University of Southern Denmark Swedish Environmental Institute University of Applied Sciences Bremen Pantrak Transportation Limited dsn – Projekte und Studien fuer Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft (Project Management Team)