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AASTS Landmark Facts

200,000 m²

Main facilities at AASTS in Khorfakan

13,500 m²

State-of-the-art buildings


Scholarships for Sharjah students


The highest percentage of female maritime students in the MENA region

COVID-19 Precautionary Measures

A role model for excellence in maritime education and research development

Marine Safety Center

Training Vessel

Students' Dormitory

Marine Simulators

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AASTS Education Calendar and Maritime Events

industry news

September 20, 2020

Eco-friendly mobile data centre modules enhance efficiency and business continuity


September 21, 2020

The UAE has maintained its first position at the Arab level in maritime connectivity with world ports in the past three years


September 23, 2020

The NextGEN initiative is a concept for a collaborative global ecosystem of maritime decarbonisation initiatives


September 24, 2020

Using the latest in digital technology, the three-day interactive online event will bring together maritime buyers, industry suppliers, solution-providers and equipment manufacturers from around the world


Student Testimonials

Meera Al Zaabi

The Maritime industry is always described as male-dominated, however, my perception of this has changed since I joined AASTS. There is no room for differentiation here. Male and female students are considered as equals and are provided with the similar opportunities and challenges. The faculty at the academy has instilled a sense of confidence in me and today I am of the opinion that if you believe in yourself and are determined everything is achievable, irrespective of your gender.

Maya Kamal Mohammad Moataz Kamal

I enrolled for the Maritime Transport Technology major that has two disciplines — port operations and offshore operations. When I decided that I wanted to pursue this course, I was a little skeptical because it is a known fact that the industry has a handful of women. But after starting my course at AASTS, I am elated with this decision of mine. When you’re at the Academy your gender doesn’t matter. My time at the academy has taught me that your drive to learn and grow in the maritime industry is over and above everything else. I know for sure that a world full of opportunities awaits me once I graduate from college.

Abdullah Al Naqbi

AASTS is preparing me to graduate from the academy in more ways than one. It has provided me with a solid foundation on Maritime Transport Technology. As I continue my studies, I constantly come across methods and concepts that help me attain in-depth information about the industry. Academics aren’t the only stronghold at AASTS, the academy focuses on the all-round development of all students. I, personally, have learned about several organizational values like teamwork, leadership, accepting challenges head-on, and many more.

Nawal Abdel Wahed

Every profession has its own challenges and the maritime industry is no different. It has always been considered as a male-dominated industry that presents unique challenges, especially for women. Despite this, I signed up for the Marine Engineering Technology major because I always dreamt of being a part of the maritime industry. I am grateful to AASTS because everyone at the academy, right from the faculty to my classmates have been encouraging and extremely supportive of women. My experience has not only taught me about the industry, but I have also learned several life lessons.

Abdullah Abdul Naser

As a student at AASTS, every day is a learning day. The insights I have received are invaluable. I would definitely advise aspiring maritime professionals to enroll at the academy if they intend to have a great career in the industry after graduating. The academy is a great place for education and also provides networking opportunities that can help aid a career in the maritime industry. If you want a challenging college experience AASTS is the right college for you.

Sulaiman Al Naqbi

Attending AASTS is one of the best decisions I have made. The academy provides a structured lifestyle, where you learn about discipline and leadership skills, while preparing for your career in the maritime industry. I know that eventually the hard work that I am putting in and the efforts of the faculty will pay off. I am thrilled to be studying at such a prestigious institute that boasts of reputable alumni.

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