Whisky Game by NMU
Written by Gesine Stück | Wednesday, 25 July 2012 |
The Whisky Game, developed within in the Northern Maritime University is an online simulation game based on the classical Beer Game. It demonstrates a number of principles of supply chain management and gives an introduction to the Bullwhip Effect.
You are part of a supply chain: as retailer, wholesaler, distributor or factory dealing with Whisky. These four are located in four different countries (Norway, Sweden, Germany, and Scotland) and are represented by four tokens in the game. To play the Whisky Game, you need four players.
NMU launches its continuation
Written by Gesine Stück | Thursday, 28 June 2012 |
The NMU Network Conference 2012 focused on “Innovation in Maritime Education and Training” and was held on 21st June 2012 at the Speicher XI Bremen.
The event was moderated by Prof Thomas Pawlik of Bremen University of Applied Sciences and Prof Jens Froese of Jacobs University Bremen, and was attended by more than 80 participants from industry and academic sectors. In additional to local participants, there were numerous attendees from various countries including Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Norway, and the UK, among others.
The project leader, Prof Kevin Cullinane of the Transport Research Institute (TRI) at Edinburgh Napier University, noted that the EU-Interreg funding of the project is ending in June 2012; however, rather than representing an end to activities, the NMU conference marks the start of the NMU network, fortified by the consortium’s commitment to continue working together to pursue the project’s mission. One of the speakers at event, Dr. Max Johns, Managing Director of the German Shipowners’ Association, complimented NMU, remarking that: “The work of the NMU network is highly appreciated by the industry. What is missing in this sector is an educational link from seafarers to land-based jobs. We – at least in the case of Germany – should change the current traditional education [method], which still applies the same way of education over the years, [into] continuous education in order to fit current industrial needs. We want to see this new concept of the NMU network, to be able to convince a lot of young people how attractive the maritime industry is.”
With respect to enhancing the attractiveness of careers in the maritime industry, Mr Giovanni Mendola, from the European Commission’s Maritime Safety Unit, talked about the recognition of advanced skills training for seafarers, and Dr Gordon Wilmsmeier of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Chile, in his talk responded that NMU is in a strategic position, being able to offer multidisciplinary knowledge which provides both technical and business skills for the maritime industry. NMU’s course modules are an example of how the network has capitalised on this strategic position. Modules have been developed on the back of strong collaboration with NMU stakeholders from the maritime industry, and will be available not only to bachelor and master students, but also to industry executives.
NMU Participation in the European Maritime Day 2012
Written by Gesine Stück | Monday, 04 June 2012 |
The European Maritime Day 2012 took place in Gothenburg on 21st and 22nd of May. The main focus was ‘Sustainable growth from the oceans, seas and coasts: blue growth’. More than 1200 people from 60 different countries attended the conference. Besides the conferences, many workshops were held in different topics in order to stimulate discussions for a common maritime future where the growth is aimed to be both blue and green. NMU partners from Jacobs University, Bremen and The Maritime Development Center of Europe (MDCE), Copenhagen, participated in this event.
Lisa L. Froholdt, Senior Research Associate at the MDCE presented the NMU project as a best practice example of education and competence development in a Maritime EU. She emphasized the fact that The Interreg has highlighted the NMU as a well-functioning project as well as how it created a fruitful collaboration between universities and stakeholders in the maritime industry. The NMU module elements were presented and spin-off deliverables were also mentioned, emphasizing on the possibilities that such projects create for further transnational collaboration. Around 100 people attended the workshop where there was a discussion panel with all the speakers from different projects. There were many questions from the audience regarding current problems in competence development, training, standards and industry needs. For example, there was a question as to what will shipping companies pay for competence development of their employees, and there were speakers that argued for and against regulation that demands participation and responsibility for enhancing competence training from the maritime industry. It is both relevant to mention here that the Norwegian maritime industry has recently as a gift, provided economic funds to the Norwegian universities for employing 20 maritime professorships. Finally, it was discussed that it is important to create an EU standard of excellence which is borderless.
Days after this event, Lisa L. Froholdt presented the NMU project to partners in MDCE’s new national project called ‘The Danish Maritime Cluster project’ (which was presented for NMU people at the NMU-Hamburg meeting), in order to inform about the project and to facilitate collaboration between the projects and project partners.
REGISTER NOW: NMU Network Conference
Written by Gesine Stück | Friday, 04 May 2012 |
“Innovation in Maritime Education and Training”
Speicher XI, Bremen, Germany
21 June 2012
09:00 – 15:00
The NMU Network Conference will bring together educational institutions and industry members with the central objective of establishing a sustainable collaboration between them to enhance the innovation capacity of maritime sector. The conference run two sessions as well as a panel discussion. This free-to-attend event will focus on:
Competence development for academics and the maritime industry
Enhancing the attractiveness of careers in the maritime industry
Keynote Speakers at the conference include:
- Giovanni Mendola, Maritime Safety Unit at the European Commission DG Transport
- Max Johns, Managing Director of the German Shipowners Association
- Miaojia Liu, Chief Education Officer at BIMCO
- Rory McGuire, Irish Maritime Development Office
- Gordon Wilmsmeier, Economic Affairs Officer, UN Economic Commissions for Latin America and the Caribbean
- Kevin Cullinane, Director of the Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University
- Harald M. Hjelle, University College Molde
- Steen Sabinsky, CEO, Maritime Development Center of Europe
- Gavin Roser, Pantrak Transportation Ltd.
- Dong-Wook Song, Heriot-Watt University
The conference is moderated by Thomas Pawlik of Bremen University of Applied Sciences and by Jens Froese of Jacobs University Bremen.
- For the conference programme, please click here.
- For NMU conference registration, please click here.
- For Information on conference venue, hotels and public transportation, please click here.
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We look forward to welcome you at the NMU conference!
NMU newsletter in March 2012 published
Written by Gesine Stück | Friday, 13 April 2012 |
The NMU project partners are delighted to inform you that the 7th edition of their newsletter is launched.
Highlights of the newsletter this time:
- NMU – for more competence in the maritime transport sector
by Prof. Jens Froese, Jacobs University Bremen
- Fuel Regulations For Shipping
by Erik Fridell, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
- NMU Pilots Module: on Strategic Management in Maritime Transport
by Prof Alf Baird, TRI Edinburgh Napier University
- NMU Pilots Module: “Hinterland Management related to Port Management”
by Indah Lengkong, Jacobs University Bremen
- IAME Conference in Santiago de Chile
by Yako Boglev, TRI Edinburgh Napier University
- NMU Pilots Module on "Hinterland Management related to Port Management" at Jacobs University Bremen
- Save the date! NMU Conference
- Contributing to the strategy “Europe 2020”
- Vacant Position at Jacobs University: Professorship in International Logistics
- 6th Bremer Shipping Congress
- NMU one of the best practice projects in the North Sea Region Programme
- Annual International Logistics Forum “Rio de la Plata Region”
- Expert conference “11. Kieler Seminar”
- Master of Science in Logistics and Transport Management in Gothenburg
- Report on the development of maritime competences in the EU published
- Maritime Human Resource Management - a new book published under the auspices of NMU
- NMU at the 6th Green Port Congress
- TRI Conference “Reducing the impact of emission”
- Joint project meeting in Copenhagen
- Special session at IAME conference by NMU
- NMU network promotion in Brazil – part two
- Farewell to Gordon Wilmsmeier
- NMU participation in the Interreg North Sea Commission’s Joint Annual Conference 2011
- NMU at the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU)
- TRI Napier Conference: programme available
- Conference: Reducing the Impact of Emissions from Aviation and Shipping
- Guest lecture by Gavin Roser
- Travelling lecture
- Portrait of the Maritime Development Center of Europe
- Social commitment, sustainability and – shipping. Interview with Ulrike Zirwen.
- NMU in report on maritime transport
- NMU contacts in Brazil
- How to meet future demands in Maritime Industry. Interview with Tine Westerberg.
- NMU newsletter in April 2011 published
- Successful seminar on Maritime Logistics in Molde
- NMU Meeting in Edinburgh: Start of the extension phase
- Apply now - NMU offerings at Gothenburg University
- New partner with expertise in simulation models
- Invitation to Bremer Schifffahrtskongress 2011
- Forum on Maritime Transport Education & Training
- Two more organisations join the NMU network
- Close Cooperation with maritime Business
- NMU represented at "Transport & Logistikk 2010" in Oslo
- Invitation to new teaching module: “Maritime Transport & the Environment”
- NMU newsletter in October 2010 published
- Flexible and international. Interview with NMU student Alexander Kahn
- NMU expands to Latin America
- NMU project meeting and stakeholder visit in Bremen
- Key concepts for future maritime education
- List of stakeholders enlarges
- NMU represents best practice at Open Days 2010
- NMU acquires leading company - Beluga Shipping
- NMU results at information event
- Podcast available: State Secretary visits NMU
- NMU in Check.point eLearning
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