03.10.2014

Executive Committee Meeting of the Black Sea Association of Maritime Institutions (BSAMI)

The fifth Executive Committee Meeting of the Black Sea Association of Maritime Institutions (BSAMI) was held on the basis of Batumi State Maritime Academy (BSMA) from 18 till 20 September, members of which are higher educational institutions of the Black Sea Basin countries. The higher educational institutions of Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine were represented at the meeting. Odessa National Maritime Academy ( ONMA) was represented by A.N. Shemiakin, First Deputy Rector of ONMA and M.V. Chesnokova, Head of International and Economic Cooperation Department.

The five-year results of Association's work were summed up and the objectives were planned for the next 5 years in the course of the committee's work. Teona Dzneladze, Quality Manager of Batumi State Maritime Academy was elected a new Secretary-General of the Association.

Meetings with representatives of the maritime universities were held within the framework of the Executive Committee of the Black Sea Association of Maritime Institutions. The issues of further cooperation within the framework of BSAMI as well as bilateral agreements with BSAMI universities were raised.

The next meeting of the BSAMI members will be held on the basis of Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy in Varna (Bulgaria), in May 2015.