Takeshi Nakazawa has been involved in both Maritime Education and Training and Maritime Technology since he graduated from the department of marine engineering at Kobe University of Mercantile Marine in 1980. He first joined the Institute for Sea Training of the Japanese Ministry of Transport as a training instructor for Marine Engineering cadets on board training ships. During his life at sea for 7 years, he obtained the chief engineer’s certificate then he returned to the department of marine engineering of his alma mater in 1987 as a research associate.
ACCREDIMET - Feasibility Study on the Establishment of an IAMU Accreditation System (Phases I and II) research project has been organized through international coordination by the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU), with its Academic Program Review Committee (APRC) in charge in order to bring about further progress in the capacity building of maritime education and training (MET) institutions in the world,
- through mutual cooperation among IAMU members in developing scientific and academic studies and also practical applications associated with MET,
- in countering critical issues in maritime safety and environmental protection, and in passing on maritime skills and knowledge to the following generations and thereby
- to contribute to the benefit of the international maritime community.
This research project is composed of the following three component projects: E-navigation, maritime officers' qualifications, current status of Maritime Education and Training (MET) at IAMU member institutions.
Boris Pritchard, Professor, University of Rijeka, is involved in Phases I and II of this project. Damir Zec, University of Rijeka and Boris Butman, US Merchant Marine Academy are involved in the Phase II of this project.