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Sevastopol State University Confirmed Compliance with the Quality Standards for the Training of Marine Specialists

Sevastopol State University received a certificate of compliance of the system of quality standards (SQS) for training with the requirements of the International Convention on the Training, Certification of Seafarers and Watchkeeping, 1978, as amended, and the provision on certification of crew members of sea-going ships.

The certificate allows the university to train students and trainees in maritime specialties and issue the appropriate certificates.

“Obtaining the above certificates and certificates for the Quality Management System (QMS) and SQS allows the University to continue to strengthen its image and authority in an international direction, as well as to demonstrate the success of the maritime direction of the development of training and scientific activities to employees and students of the University, potential customers, partners and other interested Parties”, commented Vyacheslav Parkhomenko, a representative of the top management for quality at the University and Director of the Centre for Training and Assessment of Seafarers at the Maritime Institute.

Sevastopol State University successfully passed the audit and once again received certificates for a period of three years, including the international recognition of IQNet (33 participating countries), on the compliance of the quality management system (QMS) with the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001: 2015 and the national standard GOST R ISO 9001-2015 with regard to the development and implementation of educational programmes for higher, secondary vocational and additional vocational education in terms of training, retraining and advanced training of crew members of sea vessels, conducting research and development in the field of natural and technical sciences.

“Without a certified system of quality standards, the university would not have been able to train marine specialists in accordance with international and Russian National requirements”, explained Dmitry Burkov, Vice-Rector for Convention Training and the Director of the Maritime Institute.

The audit was conducted by the Certification Association ‘Russian Register’ (St. Petersburg).