Panama International Maritime University

Panamanian cadets to navigate in Europe

Six cadets from the Faculty of Marine Sciences of the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) have been certified by the Maritime Province of Belgium – Belgium Maritime Inspectorate – (BMI), which will, in their future, provide their services as merchant marine officers on ships with flags of the European Community.

The certificates were awarded to deck cadets Pedro Josue Quintero Flores and Tomás Edgardo Quibilan Ruiz, and four specialty engine room cadets, Abdul Jair Saucedo [...]

Evergreen begins selection process for UMIP cadets

Evergreen ha estado entrenando cadetes desde 1993

Evergreen Line has again begun selecting cadets of the School of Marine Sciences at the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP), who choose to embark on ships of this prestigious company to meet the requirement of professional practice.

Cadets undergo the rigors and high standards of assessment and selection in tests of the Evergreen Group, seeking to highlight key aspects of each individual and their values, cognitive abilities, reaction etc.

Cadets who are selected embark for [...]

UMIP adds new students

Nuevos estudiantes a la UMIP

Some 390 freshmen of the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP), starred on January 6 the registration process for Academic Period 2014-2015, which begins with a preparatory course that seeks to consolidate the acquired skills of students during their academic journey through high school.

If they successfully pass the preparatory course the new students will be added to over 900 students who are currently part of the UMIP academic group in the only university of Central [...]

No place for navy cadets to practice

No hay práctica para los cadetes

 By Capt. Demóstenes Sánchez

Of all the countries that have universities and naval schools that prepare merchant navy officers, Panama is the only one that does not have a school-ship where the cadets can do the necessary practice so they meet the requirements demanded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and earn their title as nautical engineers.

Currently, universities such as the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) and Columbus University [...]

Belgium Inspectorate certifies UMIP as maritime training center

In the presence of important maritime industry representatives, delegates, diplomats and senior government officials, the Maritime Inspectorate of Belgium (BMI), certified the UMIP as an International Maritime University for maritime training.

This is an important achievement that makes the UMIP the first training center outside Belgium to be honored by BMI, which will increase the number of Panamanian cadets aboard the European maritime fleet.

The certification was given as a result of a long process [...]

UMIP and UPM of Spain sign exchange program

The Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) have joined forces to develop academic programs in the field of civil, maritime and port engineering as the result of a cooperation agreement signed by both.

Under the agreement, the university will develop a Master in Port Management Engineering focused on a global overview of the sector and primarily aimed at Latin American students.

The rector of the UMIP, Victor Luna Barahona [...]

MOL confirms trust in Panamanian labor

The Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) renewed a memorandum of understanding that will allow Panamanian cadets to embark on one of the company´s ships for their sea time.

This is required under regulations set by the International Maritime Organization.

The agreement was signed at the Simulation and Applied Technologies Center of the UMIP (Building 911), and gives each cadet the opportunity to work on board a [...]