International activity of Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping is focused on the international promotion and enhancement of the maritime and inland shipping education of the Russian Federation, its high status and efficiency, promotion of Russian scientific and educational activity at the international level, implementation of the knowledge, experience and most modern technologies of the international community.
Sector of International Relations is the main administrative division of Admiral Makarov SUMIS, executing international activity as well as coordinating this activity between other divisions of the University, foreign educational institutions and enterprises.
The results of the International activity of the University do not only depend on the management of this activity. International activity of various directions comes through all the kinds of the University activity and is actually the result of activity of a definite professor, executer or a student. The academic staff of the Research chairs, Faculties and Training Centers of the University contribute greatly to the development and enhancement of the University international cooperation.
There should be highlighted the special input of the following Centers to the international cooperation and promotion of the University international image:
- Makarov Training Center
- The Head Department for the Coordination of Scientific Educational Projects and Programs
- Admission of foreign students
- International Cooperation
- Information for International students
- International ANNOUNCEMENTS for students/cadets and the academic staff
- International activity photos
- International project and programs
- When applying for admission to the Admiral Makarov SUMIS
- Exchange students
- International Summer Schools
Presently Admiral Makarov SUMIS is member of the following international associations:
Sail Training International - STI, since 2004.
Education in Inland Navigation - EDINNA, since 2012.
West European Graduate Education in Marine Technology – WEGEMT, approximately since the middle 90s.
International Association of Maritime Universities – IAMU, since 1999 года; including the Executive Committee IAMU since 2000.
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology Лондонского института approximately since the middle 90s.
International Maritime Lectures Association – IMLA, since 2004.
International Marine Simulator Forum – IMSF, since 2004.
Bologna Club Association of Russian Universities – since 2010.
International Association for Safety and Survival Training – IASST, since 2012.