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Escola Superior Náutica Infante D. Henrique (National Maritime College Of Portugal) In A Sea Of Opportunities And On The Wave Of Knowledge

ENIDH is an institution of the Public Higher Education framework, dedicated to the training of Merchant Marine Officers and other qualified professionals for the Maritime and Port sector.From a past with history to a successful future, ENIDH assumes itself as a higher education institution, which intends to position itself as a leading higher education for the maritime field in Portugal through its unique and distinctive offer.

The College is currently ninety-seven years old, however the origin of nautical training is much earlier than its foundation. Initially, it was integrated in the structure of the Navy, where at the time there was no distinction between military and civilian courses. In 1924, the Nautical College was created, by initiative of Admiral Pereira da Silva.

This separation resulted from the Decree-Law, which officially instituted the Nautical College and the Navy College. The Nautical College was intended to train officers for the Merchant Marine and the Navy College to train officers for the Navy.

Also physically separated, the Nautical College remained in its initial facilities, at Rua do Arsenal, next to Terreiro do Paço, in Lisbon, and the Navy College was transferred to the Arsenal do Alfeite.

In 1972, the College’s new facilities were inaugurated in Paço de Arcos, changing its name to Escola Náutica Infante D. Henrique. The College now has a new campus, withan area of 80 thousand square meters, fully equipped with several class buildings, laboratories, simulators, student residence, sports pavilion and swimming pool, among others.

The current designation of Escola Superior Náutica Infante D. Henrique was adopted after the 2008 statutory revision.

The College has a very significant track record in training officers for the national Merchant Marine. However, it has evolved into a more comprehensive maritime training institution. In the late 1990s, ENIDH started teaching management courses, which currently represent around 35% of all students, currently around 780.

Holder of a teaching and non-teaching staff with excellent qualifications, provides students with the best conditions for the full development of their academic skills, extremely specific, which require a large number of laboratories, marine navigation and engine simulators, survival craft and fast rescue boats for training in real context and training in the pool on rescue situations at sea.

ENIDH’s training offer goes beyond the usual degrees, although the higher courses in Marine Electrotechnical Engineering, Marine Engineering, Transport and Logistics Management, Port Management and Navigation, represent the largest range of offer. More recently, the Higher Professional Technical Courses (CTeSP) were created with several options: Air Conditioning
and Refrigeration, Electronics and Marine Automation, Marine Mechanical Maintenance and Computer Networks and Systems.

ENIDH deliver also two master courses, specifically in Navigation and Marine Engineering.

Escola Superior Náutica Infante D. Henrique

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