The AASTMT gives special importance to strengthening cooperation in the fields of education, training and research with the United Nations'' specialized organizations and on top of them is the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Maritime University (IMU). The purpose behind that is keeping abreast with developments on the international arena especially what is concerned with agreements and protocols signed among countries and also all recent events and recommendations issued on these specialized organizations.
The AASTMT''s relatio ns with several specialized organizations and countries of a deep-rooted history in international transport, science and technology have been known for their diversity and excellence not only on the regional level, but also on the international one.
By the end of 1983 and up till now, the AASTMT has been keen on the cooperation prospects and fostering communication channels with European universities and institutes:
Also in 1987, the cooperation bonds were strengthened with the UNCTAD organization, the NOARD (Norway), the DANIDA (Denmark), as well as supporting the French IKTIM activities in 1987 through the exchange of academic visits, missions and experience in various areas of maritime transport industry.
The cooperation with the United States started in 1982 when The United States Agency for International Development (US AID) provided technical assistance in the form of equipment, scholarships and short training courses for about quarter a million dollars. Moreover, in 1994 the cooperation was renewed with the same agency to supply the AASTMT with the world’s biggest and latest simulators, costing about $33 million, through the Ministry of Maritime Transport and the Ministries of Planning and International Cooperation in the ARE. Throughout cooperation with the U.S. side, the total project of complex simulators’ cost amounted to $ 65 million. After that, the project has been extended to include a transfer of technology to other transportation sectors. In 2008, an additional sum of $ 100 million was granted for purchasing training equipment and simulators, workshops and qualifying calibers in the Railways Authority in the ARE and the concerned Arab countries. Also in 1990, The AASTMT started to negotiate the cooperation procedures with George Washington University, North Carolina University and other various American Universities.
According to the conventions signed with Canada in the field of engineering and technology, the AASTMT along with the Carleton University cooperated in the fields of marine sciences with the Higher Institute of Marine Sciences.
Therefore, the outstanding cooperation between the AASTMT and several international bodies has pushed the AASTMT from regionalism to internationalism. Consequently, the distinguishing performance of training and educational services in the field of maritime transport led to changing the Academy’s title to a new one that reflected the new image of the clear distinction of the position and the performance of the Faculty of Maritime Transport and Technology, represented in: