Odessa National Marine University
ODESSA NATIONAL MARINE UNIVERSITY, abbreviated as ONMU was established on June 12, 1930 as the Odessa Institute of Water Transport Engineers. (OIIVT). In 1945, it was renamed the Odessa Institute of Marine Engineers (OIIMF) and then again in 1994 to Odessa State Maritime University.
The University was awarded National status by the Decree of the President of Ukraine on February 26, 2002, and renamed to ODESSA NATIONAL MARINE UNIVERSITY. It has the highest (IV) level of educational accreditation and is under direct subordination of the Ministry of Science and Education of Ukraine It ranked 9th in "Compass 2012" as one of the best universities in Ukraine.
Odessa National Maritime University has trained international students for the maritime industry since 1950. International students from 90 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America have successfully graduated from the University. Every year more than 6000 students complete their education here.
Odessa or Odesa is the largest city along the whole Black Sea, the fifth largest city in Ukraine and arguably the most important city of trade. It is the third most populous city of Ukraine (total population of approx. 1.1 million) and a major tourism center, located on the northwestern shore of the Black Sea. Odessa is also often called the "Pearl of the Black Sea".
The city typically experiences dry, cold winters, which are relatively mild when compared to most of Ukraine as they're marked by temperatures that rarely fall below minus 10 °C while during summers, the temperatures often reach into the high 30° C.
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The University is a member of the European Association of Universities (EAU), South East European Association of Transport Research, International Association of Maritime University (IAMU), and Magna Charta Universitatum. The ONMU is the Coordinator of the University Network of Central European Initiative (CEI) in Ukraine.