Sajid Hussain

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Maritime Affairs


Maritime Safety Administration


Malmö, Sweden



First Advisor

Dr. Takeshi Nakazawa


The main aim of the study is to formulate a process to establish an integrated centre for higher maritime studies and research in Bangladesh. An assessment is made to verify the need for such specialised higher education and research at postgraduate and at doctoral level for the maritime and shipping personnel. It also highlights the need and appropriation for in-service continued education and research. The geographical location, historical background of the emergence of this new country in 1971 and the rehabilitation programme thereafter (in shipping sector) is described. Its diplomatic and political relation with other regional countries is discussed briefly. A brief look is taken to review the existing maritime education, the requirement of post-sea and shipping trade related higher education and research and unification of two seafaring streams, i.e. marine engineering and navigation. The roles and responsibilities of shipping managers, maritime administrators and maritime lecturers are examined. The local, regional and global impact of this university and scope to perform as a regional university is acknowledged. Most importantly the establishment process (physical and academic) is described and the government education policy and the legal procedure in establishing such institution is reviewed. Finally it has been concluded that there is a clear need for an integrated centre for maritime studies and research in Bangladesh and that may be fulfilled by establishing the proposed Bangabandhu Maritime University.