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Legal Aspects of Digitalization and other recent Developments in Maritime and Transport Law
07 Sep 2020 - 12 Sep 2020
Course directors:
Igor Vio, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Patrick Vlačič, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Justyna Nawrot, University of Gdansk, Poland
Mišo Mudrić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Massimiliano Musi, University of Teramo, Italy
Course description:

The scope of the Course is to provide to the participants the analysis of the latest international and national regulations in the field of maritime and transport law, with prominent lecturers from various Croatian academic institutions (University of Zagreb, Adriatic Institute of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, University of Rijeka, University of Zadar and University of Split) as well as a number of cooperative higher education institutions from abroad (University of Bologna, University of Ljubljana, Swansea University, La Sapienza University - Rome, University of Gdansk, University of Teramo, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Erasmus University – Rotterdam, University Carlos III – Madrid, University of Vigo and World Maritime University). The Course will enable young researchers from this area, on one hand to gain new knowledge and to compare the legal regulations of different countries through classes of outstanding university professors and renowned maritime law experts, and on the other hand to participate in panel discussions in order to analyse potential solutions of the emerging international legal instruments and of proposed amendments of the relevant maritime conventions. Besides lectures, seminars and workshops, the Course structure requires an effective contribution of participants who will have an opportunity to represent and describe their own research projects related to their LLM or PhD studies before a circle of academic senior researchers and experienced professionals. The working language is English.


The Course is dedicated to participants enrolled in advanced degrees of legal studies (graduate and postgraduate students, doctoral candidates and researchers), junior practitioners and law officials from international organizations, state administration, courts of law and public attorney offices, and to young professionals from shipping, transport, insurance and related industries. The expected number of participants is 25, whereas the total number of participants is limited to 50. The participants will have to pay a modest registration fee directly to the Inter-University Centre. For covering travel and accommodation expenses, interested participants are strongly advised to contact their home institutions as well as other foundations that finance participation in educational programmes. Course directors can provide potential participants with formal invitation letters if needed. Concerned participants may apply until 31 July 2020 using the online application form available at the IUC website. Please contact the Course coordinator Dr Igor Vio ( for any additional questions.


The Course attendance certificates signed by the Course directors will be issued by the Inter-University Centre to all participants. This year’s Course does not offer ECTS credits. However, the procedure of ECTS accreditation will be initiated during the fall semester, with the aim that the Course attendance certificate in the following academic year would be equivalent to 4 ECTS.

Course lecturers:
Ceren Cerit Dindar, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey
Juan Pablo Rodriguez Delgado, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Aref Fakhry, World Maritime University, Sweden
Axel Luttenberger, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Adriana Vincenca Padovan, Adriatic Institute (HAZU), Croatia
Gordan Stankovic, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Iva Tuhtan Grgic, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Giovanni Marchiafava, University of Roma, La Sapienza, Italy
Julia Constantino Chagas Lessa, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Elena Orru, University of Bologna, Italy
Francisco Torres, University of Vigo, Spain
Marija Pijaca, University of Zadar, Croatia
Laura Carballo Pineiro, World Maritime University, Sweden
Rhidian Thomas, Swansea University, United Kingdom