Overview

Human Capital

Super specialists and hands-on go-getters

Sector-specific training and education at your fingertips

Rotterdam invests in vocational experience and develops its people’s intellectual powers. Because they make the maritime capital of Europe what it is. This knowledge-intensive region is characterised by a complete system of sector-oriented educational & training courses and research centres at all levels.

People make the difference

The success of Europe’s maritime capital depends on people. People who have been trained in practical skills, who have sector-specific expertise or who engage in pioneering research. So that we can make the Port smarter, find solutions for reducing the CO2 emissions produced by our 

industrial complex, become expert in deploying renewable energy and effortlessly handle our huge workload. Because, in addition to all the knowledge and skills that are available here, Rotterdam has always been the city of getting on with things and persevering.

International and specialised

If you set up your business in this region, you have access to all parts of this comprehensive ecosystem. And a broad selection of maritime specialists who speak at least two languages. Students taking the university-level Maritime Officer course at the Scheepvaart & Transport College (Shipping & Transport College), who are being rigorously prepared for a career in their chosen profession. 

The world-famous Delft University of Technology, which attracts researchers from all over the world. And where former students now run successful start-ups. And researchers and students of Erasmus University Rotterdam with Master's degree programmes that focus on sectors such as Agri & Food, Maritime Economics & Logistics, Customs & Supply Chain Compliance or Leadership in Commodity Trade & Supply.

Investment in quality

The region invests in sector-specific training and education within this ecosystem in order to guarantee continued availability of knowledge and skills at the highest level. Today and in the future. In addition, the government and business community permanently invest in innovation and learning labs to accelerate the transition to practical applications. This stimulates cross-overs and collaboration that in turn generate valuable input for the scientific sector, the business community and society in general.

11.000
students in our Maritime industry
58
scientific and vocational training courses in the maritime industry
735
full time teachers in the maritime industry