Summer School "International Shipping and Maritime Logistics" Aug. 29th – Sept. 16th

Registration deadline: 31. May

Summer School 2019

The summer school “International Shipping and Maritime Logistics (ISML)” is planned as an intensive course from August 29th to September 16th on the Elsflether campus.

The offer is aimed at foreign students from our partner universities and also at students in the department of maritime and logistic studies in the business and nautical bachelor's degree courses from the third semester of a bachelor's degree or higher. The program also addresses hautical and business students who plan to complete a master's degree in Maritime Management at the Jade University in the near future.

The course language is English. Courses are offered in English in various subject areas, which together have a scope of 6 ECTS points and can therefore also be credited to the regular curriculum at the participating partner universities.

In addition to the courses, an extensive excursion and trip program is planned. Excursions to the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, to the container and ro-ro terminal in Bremerhaven and to SMM Fair in Hamburg are in preparation; Excursions to Helgoland and Hamburg may also be on the program.

Key features & finances

  • BSc. study level (2nd year or higher)
  • Up to 6 ECTS credits can be acknowledged by the home university
  • Three weeks intensive classes in English language
  • Group of 15-20 participants from Germany and abroad
  • International students and lecturers from Szczecin / Poland and Rijeka / Croatia
  • 8 contact hours (Monday-Thursday)
  • Field trips to partner companies on Fridays
  • Cultural program on weekends
  • 24 hrs / day friendly, confidential and one-to-one counselling provided by a special-established mentors team
  • Course fees sponsored for a limited number of students by DAAD
  • Accommodation available in the students hostel Marikom directly on Campus
  • A twin-bed room costs about 25 € / pers. / night
  • Free WiFi
  • Meals in the hostel cafeteria cost about 16 € / day (half-board or only breakfast is also possible)

Events & Activities

  • Regular lectures and guest lectures (whole group)
  • Case studies, case assignments & industry examples / Simulation or project sessions (small groups)
  • Field trips to partner companies: SMM Hamburg; Mercedes-Benz factory, Bremen; Meyer Shipyard, Papenburg; Car-Container Terminal, Bremerhaven; Crane simulator & Rescue Training Centre, Elsfleth
  • Opening ceremony – official welcome
  • Welcome party, International Food Festival, City of Elsfleth walking tour
  • City guided tour in Oldenburg
  • After-class cultural & social activities (German lessons, visit to Maritime Museum, Archery, Water sports, Geocaching, Cinema etc.)


Area 1: Maritime Technologies

  • Concept Design of a Project Ship
  • Communication networks in maritime logistics

Coordination: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Laurentiu Chiotoroiu (

Area 2: Maritime Port Logistics & Operations

  • Port Strategies and Cargo Handling Technologies

Coordination. Christian Jauernig M.Sc. (

Area 3: Logistics & Maritime Analytics

  • Transport Chain Simulation
  • Statistical Properties of the Seaway

Coordination: Prof. Dr. Andreas Stern (

Overall coordination:

Christian Jauernig

Please send your application with a letter of motivation in English
to Mr. Jauernig.


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