Gdynia Maritime University is the largest state school of higher maritime education in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. Since 1920 the University has been preparing graduates for officer positions on board merchant marine vessels and managerial positions at the land-based institutions and companies representing the maritime industry and seaside regions. The University's four Faculties offer degrees in Navigation, Management and Quality Science, Marine Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. At present, Gdynia Maritime University provides studies for 5000 students.
The programs of studies satisfy both Polish educational standards provided by the Ministry of Education and the International Maritime Organization requirements – IMO. The academic staff – representing doctor of science degree and scientific titles of a professor accompanied, in many cases, by the highest marine diplomas of a Master Mariner, Chief Engineer Officer, and Shipboard Electrical Engineer – supported by the laboratory facilities offering 25 specialized simulators and ISO 9001:2015 education quality management system implemented by the University.