Water Transport Institutions of Higher Learning

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Water Transport Institutions of Higher Learning


institutions that train specialists for the sea and river fleets of the USSR, including specialists in navigation, the use of water transport, ship engines and mechanisms, shipbuilding and ship repair, mechanization of dock work, construction of waterways and ports, and the economics and organization of water transport. In 1970 there were nine water transport institutions of higher learning in the USSR: the Odessa Institute of Naval Engineers (founded 1930), the T. M. Nevel’skii Far East Higher Naval Engineering College (founded 1944 in Vladivostok), the Admiral S. O. Makarov Leningrad Higher Naval Engineering College (1954), the Odessa Higher Naval Engineering College (1944), higher navigation academies, training specialists for the fishing trade in Murmansk (1956) and Kaliningrad (1964), and the institutes of water transport engineers in Gorky (1930), Leningrad (1930), and Novosibirsk (1951). Correspondence departments (or branches) of the water transport institutions of higher learning are located in Arkhangel’sk, Astrakhan, Baku, Volgograd, Zhdanov, Izmail, Kiev, Krasnoiarsk, Kuibyshev, Moscow, Omsk, Rostov-on-Don, and other cities.

The course of study is five to six years. Graduates are required to defend their diploma projects, and each receives the title of engineer in his field of specialization.


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