AUSN is honored to sign a MOU with the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) ( www.maap.edu.ph/). MAAP is anon-stock, non-profit maritime higher educational institution which was established in 1998 by the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP), composed of influential organizations in the international maritime industry: the Filipino Association of Maritime Employers (FAME), the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), the All Japan Seamen’s Union, the Norwegian Seafarers’ Union (NSU), the International Maritime Employers Committee Limited (IMEC), the Danish Shipowners Association, the Norwegian Shipowners Association (NSA), Japanese Shipowners Association (JSA) and the International Mariners Management Association of Japan (IMMAJ). AMOSUP founded by Capt Gregorio S Oca (deceased) is currently led by Dr Conrad Oca, MD. MAAP campus opened its doors to its first batch of students in 1999 with Vadm Eduardo Ma R Santos, AFP (Ret), former Flag-Officer of the Philippine Navy as its pioneer President (1999 to date) and Dr Angelica M. Baylon, former pioneer Executive Dean and Director for Research and extension Services and currently External Relations Director.
MAAP is an internationally accredited (DNV and PSB) maritime school with 40 global shipping sponsors. MAAP encourages deserving Filipino students to avail the 4-year scholarship for a rewarding career in the seafaring profession (Deck-BS Marine Transportation and Engine –BS Marine Engineering). Scholarship opportunity at MAAP is made available to all students (age 17-21) nationwide, regardless of their respective status in life as long as they are interested and had passed the series of competitive entrance examination stages. Short training courses are also offered for the international workforce (seafarers) by MAAP Training Center. Out of 95 CHED accredited maritime schools in the Philippines , MAAP is accredited as a specialized professional institution by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as the only maritime school allowed to offer a vertically articulated graduate course on MS in Marine Transportation and MS in Marine Engineering. MAAP and AUSN will cooperate in future activities in a range of areas, and there has been ongoing collaboration.