Our Faculty

If you want to experience more and want to achieve more, then you are at the right place! Here in the region of maritime specialists, there is a study path with a bright future, whilst also steeped in history!


The Faculty of Maritime Studies of the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer is a location with a long tradition. In 1854 the Educational Institution Städtische Navigationsschule Leer (“National Navigation School Leer”) was founded.  As a result of the re-establishment of the University of Ostfriesland in 1973, the independent navigation school Leer split into two different education establishments;  the Faculty of Maritime Studies at the University of Ostfriesland and a separate technical navigation school.

At the turn of the last century, what belonged together finally got back together! The technical school and the faculty of the university became the “Institute of Seafaring Leer”.  The re-establishment of the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer happened in 2009, followed a year later by the re-founding of the Faculty of Maritime Studies.

Today, the Faculty of Maritime Studies of the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer is scientifically and technically extremely modern and is a prestigious training establishment for future leaders in the commercial ocean shipping industry and the maritime economy.

With the bachelor degree course in Nautical Science and in Maritime Technology and Shipping Management, we offer a university education with class that can also be extended to complete master degree.  Our graduates give themselves excellent career opportunities in a growth market that offers ambitious specialists diverse and varied prospects.