About Centre for Factory of the Future (CFF) and Turkish Maritime Education (TUDEV)
Centre for Factories of the Future (CFF) is based on Warwick
University Science Park, Coventry, UK. CFF was formed in 1984
when the UK became a member of EU. It was formed after being
selected as EUs EUROTECNET site one of the nine UK European
technology innovative projects. The centre established major
manufacturing education and training units in the UK and supported
the establishment of several centres in Europe. A report has been
published by the UK Government and several papers and reports have
been published by the EU on its activities and achievements.
In 2004, CFFs Marine Education Division formed a collaborative
arrangement with TUDEV Maritime Education Centre and established
a partnership with several nautical intitutions of further and
higher education named MarEdu. MarEdu has agreed to represent
TUDEVs interest in the UK and Europe. TUDEV and CFF together
prepared a Leonardo pre-proposal. The pre-proposal was successful and
subsequently a full proposal was submitted to the EU.
Turkish Maritime Education Foundation (TUDEV) was
established in Istanbul in 1993 by 52 founding members,
mostly from the shipping community. TUDEV is a charitable
trust, hence not a profit-making organisation. All of
the Foundations income is spent to serve its purpose.
The main aims of TUDEV is to raise the standard of
Turkish Shipping Industry to world class and in doing
so also to determine maritime political views in order
to increase the wealth of the Turkish economy. These
aims are achieved through the provision of high quality
education and training to young people so that the Turkish
shipping industry is provided with high quality personnel
for its efficient and effective operations and management.
The Foundation also provides specific education and training,
namely small craft courses (captain/skipper) and short
management training programmes offered by its Yachting School
in Çeşme, İzmir, since 1998.
Turkish Maritime Education Foundation started its operations
first by supporting Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ).
To increase the number of able seamen, TUDEV supported the
opening of İTÜs Marine vocational school by providing the
necessary physical and human resources to the University.
In 1995, an agreement was signed with the Ministry of
Education and the Foundation activities were moved to a
new Building in Pendik, Istanbul. At the same time İTÜ
Marine vocational school was also moved to this new building.
Several universities also provided resources for the new
centre (9 Eylül University Deniz İşletmeciliği ve Yönetimi
Yüksekokulu, Kocaeli University Denizcilik Meslek Yüksekokulu,
Kıbrıs Yakındoğu University School of Maritime, İstanbul
University Deniz Ulaştırma ve İşletme Mühendisliği).
Later in 1995 TUDEV started her own school, providing Deck
and Engine officer vocational programmes. These programmes
satisfy the IMO requirements. In 1999, TUDEV with support
from Turkish Chamber of Shipping constructed the new site
where TUDEV is currently located.
We would like to see that our students fully realise their
potential in their chosen career by adding value to their
knowledge, skills and understanding and through motivating
them, by identifying their interest, for maximum achievement.
The vision is realised through the development of our students
for life and in partnership with them.
This quality manual is an ongoing attempt to provide all
the necessary information about the organisation, its
people, committees, quality principles and procedures
including the methods for collecting and acting on
The vehicle used to realise our organisational goals is
through careful design of jobs and by recruiting the best
candidates for each job identified. Through staff
development activities, arrangements are made to ensure
staff recruited and jobs specified are well matched.
Job specifications are reviewed regularly to ensure these
are in line with our requirements as governed by our
MarEdu Organisational Details
MarEdu is set to have a worldwide reputation for its
unique approach to teaching and the fact that its teaching
team is composed of internationally known academics.
The learning is focussed on the need of our students and the
concept of learner-centred education and education for life.
We value our academic standards and the quality of our
We have created a friendly and professional environment
for learning. The institiute applies a range of learning
opportunities and methods to cater for heterogeneous nature
of our students entering onto our Units and programmes.
The Centre currently has composed of two departments:
Marine Engineering and Navigation Engineering.
The approach in designing and developing academic Units
at CFF - TUDEV is based on preparing our students for life and
at the same time apply real examples and case studies to
underpin the knowledge and skills developed in the
classroom environment and to encourage understanding
rather than acquisition of knowledge. Our programmes
have been developed with our international partners
and are accreditated by appropriate professional bodies.