On September 30, 2022, the National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” hosted the initiation of the 2022 first-year students as cadets of the University. This event was held under martial law due to military aggression of the Russian Federation. Cadet’s initiation has managed to collect 400 freshmen during this extremely hard time.

Odessa Maritime Academy has long been well known in the world maritime community. Throughout its existence since 1944, the academy has had different names. Today the name reflects the highest status of a higher educational institution in Ukraine – National University and our brand – “Odessa Maritime Academy”. During the whole history of the educational establishment there have been secured high professionalism of teachers, standards of education and training which meet the international requirements.

The University provides guaranteed employment which provides a high level of remuneration, career prospects and competitiveness in the global labor market.

Thanks to the University graduates Ukraine is one of the leaders in the number of officers on ships of the world merchant fleet.

The aggressive invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation on February 24 provoked a forced transition to online learning and a combined format. The only exception has been made for the first year cadets, which were given an opportunity to be introduced to the National University and start their journey properly.

According to the schedule, cadets will attend up to 6 classes a day due to fears of predicted problems with the provision of electricity and heating in the coming winter period.

Our city is constantly being attacked and bombed by various military forces. Even though the sound of air sirens has become an integral part of our daily routine, we strongly believe that we will get through this complicated times with the support of our dear friends, partners and colleagues.