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The Antwerp Maritime Academy was part of the IMLA25-IMEC30-ICERS14 joint international conference held in Manila, Philippines.
On 5 and 8 November our second year’s students visited the Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centre (MRCC) in Ostend.
The new privacy statement of the Antwerp Maritime Academy can now be found on our website.
An important field study was concluded on 26, 27 and 28 September 2018.
On 2 October, the HZS took part in the international exercise "Guardex 18" during which a Search and Rescue operation was set out by the Maritime Rescue and Coordination Center (MRCC) Ostend under the leadership of captain Gyssens. Students from the HZS took on the role of victim.
Fantastic performance of the HZS Solar Boat Team in the Solar Energy Boat Challenge in Monaco. Our team took the second place in the final rankings!
A happy and sunny day for our 41 graduates! They obtained their diploma today! Congratulations and good luck!
Sunny times ahead! The HZS Solar Boat Team will be participating in solar races in the Netherlands and Monaco. Good luck, guys!
On 22 June the Antwerp Maritime Academy Corrosion Team (AMACORT) was present at the members' day of the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in Ostend.
On 18 June 2018 Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO of the Port of Antwerp, visited the Antwerp Maritime Academy.
On 25 April our second year's students participated in a safety exercise in preparation of the North Atlantic Coast Guard exercise.
Congratulations to our graduate Larsen Priem! He is one of the winners of the Marine Propulsion Awards 2018. Larsen conquered the 'Graduate Research Award'.
The 2nd AMACORT (Antwerp Maritime Academy Corrosion Team) Symposium on Corrosion & Fouling will take place on Monday 1 April 2019 at the Antwerp Maritime Academy!
The Antwerp Maritime Academy was well represented at the VLIZ Marine Science Day on 21 March at the Staf Versluys Centre in Bredene.
We welcomed prof. dr. Luis Hernández Santana of the Cuban Universidad Central "Marta Abreu" de Las Villas within the framework of the VLIR-UOS Global Minds programme.
The Antwerp Maritime Academy - section Vocational Training - organizes a Basic Training course for Ship’s operating in Polar Waters on 16, 17 and 18 April 2018.
From February 2018 onwards our modular courses in Commercial Yachting are starting again. Check the training programme and schedule and register!
As part of the course Ship's Exploitation in the Master year in Nautical Sciences, various guest speakers were invited to share their knowledge and practical experience with our students.
The Antwerp Maritime Academy wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The Antwerp Maritime Academy is involved in numerous research activities. We presented them to our students at the first edition of our Research Day.
From January 2018 onwards the HZS will be offering a STCW Management Level course.
After 15 years general manager capt. Patrick Blondé passed the baton to Rowan Van Schaeren on the 29th of September 2017.
22 students obtained their diploma today! Congratulations and good luck! See you back at the Antwerp Maritime Academy's Alumni meetings!
On Monday 11 September Jorge Barakat, the minister of maritime affairs and administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, visited the Antwerp Maritime Academy.
The Antwerp Maritime Academy and the Carribean Maritime Institute signed an agreement for the establishment of joint research programmes and training between both institutions.
Fantastic 3rd place in the overall rankings (A class) for the Antwerp Maritime Academy's solar boat! Congratulations to our team!
A happy and sunny day for our 66 graduates! They obtained their diploma today! Congratulations and good luck!
A delegation from Nantong Shipping College visited the Antwerp Maritime Academy. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in consideration of future cooperation.
Alison Noble successfully defended her doctoral thesis, entitled ‘Maritime English put to the test!'. Congratulations on your graduation dr. Noble!
For the third time, our Students' Council organised the 'Antwerp Maritime Academy Awards', a Best Lecturer Election. And the winners are...
Every academic year HZS students go aboard RV Simon Stevin as part of the Advanced Maritime Ecology course. Take a look at our photoreport!
On the 21st of April, our first year's students returned from their training at sea aboard the Dar Mlodziezy. Take a look at our photoreport!
A 7th place in the students' competition in the Trophée Mer, good vibes, 'amitié & ambiance': our 7 students had an excellent time at Course Croisière EDHEC!
On the 25th of March, our first year's students left Antwerp for their training at sea aboard the Dar Mlodziezy. Take a look at our photoreport!
Take a look at the photoreport of the international symposium on maritime corrosion and biofouling, organized at the Antwerp Maritime Academy on the 3th of April.
This year 7 HZS students will be participating in the EDHEC Sailing Race (31 March-8 April) ! Good luck guys!
Captain Patrick Blondé publicly appoints captain Rowan Van Schaeren as his successor at the Argonaut Gala Evening (picture taken on the 24st of February @ Elisabeth Center).
Each academic year, our Master students in Nautical Sciences participate in a competition to create posters on ecological topics. The winners for 'Best Content' and 'Most Original Presentation' are...
Photoreport of our Open Day ("Opencampusdag", Saturday 11 March)
The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) conferred the ‘Brilliant Marine Research Idea’ award to Raf Meskens for his research idea entitled ‘A dynamic testing platform for anti-fouling coatings’.
On the 27th of February, capt. Patrick Blondé, director general of the Antwerp Maritime Academy, participated in a joint social partners event at the European Shipping Week.
In January 2017 staff from the Antwerp Maritime Academy (AMA/HZS) got the chance to visit EXMAR’s midsize LPG Tanker Waasmunster at Damen Shipyard Vlissingen.
The MariLANG 3rd transnational partner meeting was hosted by Antwerp Maritime Academy on 16th and 17th January 2017.
On the 22nd of December the Supervisory Board of the Antwerp Maritime Academy appointed dr. Rowan Van Schaeren as the next general manager.
Antwerp Maritime Academy's student Brecht Ketelers (3rd Bach Marine Engineering) was one of the speakers at the opening event of the European Vocational Skills week.
100 HZS students and 12 HZS teachers participated in an international evacuation exercise on board of the cruise ferry Oscar Wilde.
Alison Noble was appointed external Consultant for the recent IMO MEITC (Maritime English Instructor Training Course) held in Abidjan from 29th August to 2nd September.
Happy faces at the September Graduation Ceremony 2015-2016! 19 students graduated on the 16th of September! Congratulations!
Linda Van Dessel successfully defended her doctoral thesis, entitled ‘Confidence in the use of nautical instruments: risk analysis’.
In september 2016 and March 2017 the Antwerp Maritime Academy will be offering a five-day Dynamic Positioning – Induction Course.
Beautiful pictures of the Parade of Sail, the closing event of the Tall Ships Races 2016. Enjoy!
Happy faces, good vibes and (almost) no rain at the Graduation Ceremony 2015-2016! 48 students graduated on the 1st of July!
From 16-20 May Alison Noble was in Japan for the final partner meeting and conclusion of the VTS-Bot project, funded by IAMU and sponsored by the Nippon Foundation.
For the second time, our Students' Council organised the 'Antwerp Maritime Academy Awards', a Best Lecturer Election. And the winners are...
HZS student François Requier went to Mexico within the framework of his Master thesis. He received a VLIR-UOS Travel Grant and support from the HZS.
We are proud to announce that HZS graduate Arne Good won the Graduate Research Award at the European Marine Engineering Awards!
The 24th of March, 70 alumni of the Antwerp Maritime Academy in Antwerp convened in the Port of Zeebrugge. The speaker of the evening was the Governor of West Flandres, Carl Decaluwé.
The Antwerp Maritime Academy organizes a training module to understand the functional, operational and safety requirements for a marine high voltage system.
The Antwerp Maritime Academy is wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The Supervisory Board, the staff and the students of the HZS express their condolences to our French students and families after the terrorist attacks in Paris.
From 12-16th October, Alison Noble attended the IMLA-International Maritime English Conference (IMEC27) which was held in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Interesting article on the SeaTALK Project, featuring our Maritime English lecturer Alison Noble, in the September's issue of The Nautilus Telegraph!
On the 9th of September the corrosion team of the Antwerp Maritime Academy and the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics (IMBG) hold a meeting on their NATO-project.
At the end of May Alison Noble visited Jade Hogeschule in Elsfleth, Germany, for the kick-off meeting of the IAMU-funded project “VTS-BOT”.
For the first time, our Students' Council organised the 'Antwerp Maritime Academy Awards', a Best Lecturer Election.
On Wednesday the 27th of May 20 students of the Cranfield School of Management visited the Antwerp Maritime Academy as part of their Antwerp Study Tour 2015.
Flanders Knowledge Area produced a report on Research at Flanders' University Colleges, featuring the Antwerp Maritime' expertise on corrosion.
The Antwerp Maritime Academy launches a new training module called ‘Maritime Piracy Security Agent’.
A delegation of ECSA (European Community Shipowners’ Association) visited the Antwerp Maritime Academy on the 5th of March.
The Antwerp Maritime Academy will launch a new training module to understand the functional, operational and safety requirements for a marine high voltage system.
Students and former students of the Academy attended a meeting where career opportunities in the offshore business were presented.
HZS Faculty of Sciences members presented papers at the IMLA-IMEC Conference held at Terschelling.
After the Frisian Solar Challenge, our solar boat team will participate in the Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014.
The Academy is taking part for the 4th time in the solar race in Friesland and has developed a new boat.
Hydrography students participated in a hydrographic survey project (part of Integrated Fieldwork).
Content and creativity in our yearly poster competition: the winners have been announced.
Our solar boat participated in a race organized by the Flemish Authorities to promote efficient inland navigation.
The Antwerp Maritime Academy was the venue of a workshop organised by the Hydrographic Society Benelux.
Teams from our Academy successfully participated in the 46th edition of the EDHEC Sailing Cup.
NATO accepted an Academy project, which will be further developed in cooperation with the Ukrainian IMBG institute.
Our first year students left Antwerp for 4 weeks of training at sea.
The STCW 2010 Manila Amendments oblige the renewing of safety related training courses.
Rémy Fleury and François Caminade will participate in the Transland Challenge, a 15 day journey through South Morocco.
A new project will lift the Academy's research on corrosion to a European level.
More than 100 former students of our Academy participated in the Alumni Evening on 13 November 2013.
Two teams of HZS alumni participated in the Antwerp Race on 19 October 2013. They manned the "Mistress" in the CR1 class and the "BENE" in the CR2 class.
In September two professors of our Academy, Ludwina Van Son and Alison Noble, travelled to Lisbon to take part in the final conference and launch of the INTERMAR project.
There is a growing demand from maritime companies as well as public authorities for external nautical training.
STUVO HZS is supporting a student sailing team. It will participate in various sailing races organized in France.
Two of our students, Axel Van Royen and Rik Malfait, were among a group of Antwerp students to climb the Mont Blanc.
The last training course of the present academic year was “Fast Rescue Boat”.
Antwerp Maritime Academy and the University of Antwerp are currently participating as partners in the recently approved EU SeaTalk Project.
The Hydrography B programme of the Institute for Hydrography (IVH) has been accredited by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO).
Helen Verstraelen, professor at our Academy, successfully defended her doctoral thesis on Corrosion in ballast tanks on board of merchant vessels.
From 1-4 October one of our Maritime English lecturers, Alison Noble, attended IMEC24 (International Maritime English Conference).
Rowan Van Schaeren, professor at our Academy, successfully defended his doctoral thesis on Terminal Optimization, to become the second Doctor in Nautical Sciences.
For the third time, the Antwerp Maritime Academy (AMA) will participate in the DONG Energy Solar Challence, a race for solar boats organized in The Netherlands.
Capt. Kris De Baere, head of our Education Unit “Exploitation and Ship Technique”, successfully defended his doctoral thesis on Corrosion in balast tanks on board of merchant ships, to become the first Doctor in Nautical Sciences.