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Next to the academic programmes and executive education, research is one of MEL’s core activities.

Many of the MEL-related researchers have published articles in high-ranking academic journals. Furthermore, MEL staff frequently presents papers at conferences, which has not only pure academic value but also connects MEL to the small but ever growing maritime research community. The quarterly journal Maritime Economics & Logistics, published by Palgrave Macmillan, was started at MEL.

MEL is also a portal for industry focused research that can be executed for external organizations such as maritime, logistics, and port related companies and governmental bodies. For this purpose MEL and its related researchers team-up with research institutes within Erasmus University such as RHV BV (MEL’s sister company at Erasmus University focused on contract research in the field of Urban, Ports and Transport Economics), and external research institutes such as ECORYS.

Additionally, research conducted by our students and our related PhD candidates contributes to the further development of the academic field. MEL theses are often not only of academic nature but also provide solutions to real business problems. In combination with an internship this builds a strong case for our students and our partners alike.

To support maritime-related research, and especially our students’ efforts, MEL has compiled this Maritime Library, which delivers an overview of various kinds of information resources.

At the section Databases a description of the relevant databases (PDF format) can be found.

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