Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Motorways of the Sea Master’s degree to become a reality thanks to EU supported

Creation date: April 10, 2012

A study to develop a Master's degree on Motorways of the Sea (MoS) in order to allow for the creation of a pool of professionals with in-depth knowledge of multimodal transport and MoS will be co-funded by the EU to the tune of over €1 million. The TrainMoS project will involve universities from seven EU Member States: Sweden, Spain, United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Greece and Italy.


The TrainMoS project, selected under the 2011 TEN-T Multi-Annual Call, aims to use the collective knowledge of seven major EU universities to create an innovative course to provide recognised academic training to professionals in multimodal transport and MoS.


The seven universities involved (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Facultade de Ciências Sociais Humanas, National Technical University of Athens, Jacobs University Bremen, Università degli Studi di Genova, Edinburgh Napier University, Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola) will develop an e-learning MoS knowledge platform through the preparation of seven EU-wide pilot actions in the seven countries involved.


The participation of the seven universities and their corresponding students will create a critical mass which will allow for the development and testing of a European academic training in all MoS related subjects that should meet the needs of the transport industry.


The project, which further contributes to the realisation of TEN-T Priority Project 21 (Motorways of the Sea), will be managed by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency and is set to be completed by September 2013.


For more information, please consult the project's page!



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