Batumi State Maritime Academy is proud of its history and that we have been delivering maritime training since the beginning of Maritime Education in Georgia.
Batumi Maritime College passed long way from professional education institution to university. In 1994 by decision of Georgian Government the College was reorganized in Batumi State Maritime Academy. The current status to BSMA was given on 25th of June 2012 – Legal Entity of Public Law – Teaching University – Batumi State Maritime Academy. Since obtaining its current status BSMA has gone through significant expansion and upgrading infrastructure and educational process.
In 2012 renovated Seafarers Training and Certification Centre was opened. With support of Government of Georgia new Centre became leader in field of maritime short learning courses and certification. Today BSMA Centre is equipped with latest simulators and progressive teaching materials which makes it leading training and certification Centre in the region.
The Batumi State Maritime Academy is involved in the Bologna process and is recognized both in Europe and in the US.
In 2014 BSMA becomes member of leading professional organizations in Maritime field, such as IASST (International Association of Safety and Survival Training) and IMSF (International Maritime Simulator Forum). In 2015 BSMA is hosting BSAMI (Black Sea Association of Maritime Institutions) – meeting of leaders of Maritime Education in Black Sea region. In 2016 BSMA is hosting IASST and welcomes world’s biggest training centers representatives in Batumi.
In 2016 BSMA is among winners of “Industry-led Skills and Workforce Development Project” (ISWD) of Millennium Challenge Account – Georgia (MCA-Georgia). Under the Program of Improvement Competitive Grants scheme 4 new Vocational Educational Programs were developed in partnership with international partners – Pearson Education and BTEC. BSMA Vocational Education Centre has passed and obtained BTEC accreditation.
In 2017 for the first time in its history BSMA received training vessel, which can be used to develop practical skills for students of Maritime Faculty. BSMA’s vision and mission is dedicated to transition of BSMA into leading educational center of Black Sea and Caspian Sea region. Batumi State Maritime Academy strives to become the leading educational center of the Black and Caspian Sea Region in the maritime industry and other related fields.