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16 August 2019

IMarEST’s MLA College partners with BAU Global to extend reach of marine education

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)’s education arm - MLA College - is partnering with BAU Global Education Network to deliver more marine distance learning to a wider audience around the world.

 BAU Global subscribes to an ethos of education without borders and comprises universities, schools and liaison offices across 4 continents. The organisation offers nearly two hundred school and higher education programmes in a variety of disciplines, which are not only accredited by a professional organisation, but highly ranked within their respective countries.

Professor John Chudley, Rector, MLA College, said:

 “We are delighted to be partnering with BAU Global. Their extensive reach across the globe will be tremendously valuable to our students, and will no doubt strengthen the international and intercultural perspective they gain through their studies. This is hugely important when working within the marine industry which, by its very nature, is transnational.”

MLA College’s courses in marine engineering, hydrography, oceanography, meteorology, navigation and sustainable maritime operations will go a long way to enrich the marine syllabus being offered on what is a truly global curriculum.

Enver Yücel, President, BAU Global, commented:

“Partnering with MLA College is a superb opportunity for us to increase the number of courses we offer within the marine sphere. With their headquarters in the UK, we are thrilled to form strong links within a country that has a longstanding tradition of academic excellence, ensuring our students have access to the best possible resources and tuition. As part of a prestigious Institute that upholds professional standards across the world, we are confident that this partnership will benefit not only our students but also the global marine workforce.” 

 The two organisations are well matched in their principles, holding educational excellence, ethical professionalism and sustainability as their chief aims when it comes to providing learning and development.

David Loosley, Chief Executive, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology, added:

“BAU Global is an organisation that truly aligns with the IMarEST’s vision and our charitable purposes. Collaborating with the UN, they have set up a CIFAL Centre in Istanbul to work towards the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Attaining these goals are a key part of the IMarEST’s strategic plan and of paramount importance to the Institute. Moreover, their aim of developing global citizens who are committed to values that benefit the entire world could not be closer to the philosophy of our organisation and its members.” 

Students on any MLA College course benefit from complimentary IMarEST membership for the duration of their studies, to support them in their professional development and ensure they have the skills they need to embark on the next step in their career.


About the IMarEST:

The IMarEST is an international learned society and membership body that brings marine engineers, marine scientists and marine technologists together into one multi-disciplinary professional body. The largest marine organisation of its kind, it spans 128 countries and works to promote the scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and expertise of marine professionals worldwide. Members are able to gain professional registration through the Institute (such as Technician, Incorporated, Registered or Chartered status). The IMarEST is an NGO with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and observer status at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, International Hydrographic Organization, the London Convention/London Protocol (LC/LP) and the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP). It has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), which facilitates its access to other international intergovernmental meetings where its specialized marine expertise is of particular use, e.g., the United Nations meetings on Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the work of the International Seabed Authority on marine mining. w:

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