Another goal of RMSC is strengthening the image of maritime business services among young professionals and improving the relevant education at universities and academies. We do this by staying in close contact with education institutes to see how they can incorporate sector specific topics in their educational programmes.
Next to this we support several educational initiatives that are tailor made for the (Rotterdam) maritime business services community. In cooperation with STC Group – Netherlands Maritime University we offer the Anatomy of Shipping Course. This business course offers insight into topics that are currently relevant in the maritime sector. The biannual Praktijkleergang Zeeverzekering offered by the Erasmus Academy of Erasmus University Rotterdam offers a postgraduate experience for those working in maritime insurance and maritime legal services. The Dutch Maritime Law initiative creates each year an overview of all relevant courses in the field of maritime law, transport law (incl. air and space law and law on rail and road transport) and related areas of law such as commercial law, law on competition and public procurement, customs, energy and water, environment, insurance, logistics and private and public international law.
Last but not least, RMSC also endorses scientific research done on maritime business services within the Smart Port Rotterdam project. Currently a project under supervision of Dr. Wouter Jacobs of Erasmus University is undertaken in which the evolution of worldwide maritime services centres are researched. Based on several decades of Lloyds data (amongst others) the question why and how maritime centres evolve is mapped, explored and explained.