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Maritime Safety & Security

The terms “safety” and “security” represent two sides of the same coin:

  • Safety for aspects within the organization (such as occupational safety
  • Security for protecting against external factors that can have an impact on the organization

Bremerhaven University began offering its master’s degree program in “Integrated Safety & Security Management” in 2009. In this degree program, students learn the skills they need to maintain and improve the safety and security of an organizational unit at the management level. Prof. Holger Schütt, Managing Director of AKQUINET PORT CONSULTING, lectures here on the subjects “Risk identification in logistics processes and facilities” and “Mathematical methods in risk analysis”.


Applications for the degree program must be submitted by July 17 of each year. For more information and prerequisites for applying, visit:

Practical hands-on experience is guaranteed by the results of the many research projects conducted by AKQUINET partner “Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics”, most of them together with the university. Examples include:

  • SecProPort: Port protection against cyber attacks
  • MarSat: New satellite-based services for greater maritime safety and efficiency
  • CORE: Consistently optimized resilient global supply chains
  • PortSec: IT risk management in port telematics
  • OWISS: Offshore wind energy – protection and security

By Holger Schütt, managing director akquinet port consulting

For more information about the projects, visit


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