Tradition & technology
The Antwerp Maritime Academy combines tradition with modern technology.
In keeping with tradition the students wear uniform and at the beginning of each academic year, a ceremony is organized during which the class of first year students is named after a distinguished member of the maritime community.
The Academy is housed in a magnificent building, situated north of the Royers Lock within the Port of Antwerp. The building, which dates from the period between the First and Second World Wars, is listed. The architects succeeded in harmoniously combining functionality and aesthetics. Over the years necessary renovations have been carried out without altering the unique character of the building.
Inside, however, the Academy is fully equipped with state-of-the-art didactic equipment.
Training highly qualified personnel for the maritime industry requires a specific teaching format, specialised instructional methods and specially adapted equipment.
The Antwerp Maritime Academy is proud of its well-equipped laboratories and workshops as well as its modern simulators for ship navigation (and radar), cargo handling, propulsion and telecommunications.
The library contains many recent publications as well as videos, DVDs and CDs. Students have access to computers and the Internet.