TARG congratulates Tae-eun Kim for her successful PhD defence held in 4th of December 2020 in a virtual program. Both the assessment committee, supervisor team along with researchers, teachers and students from partners and collaborating institutions attended the event.

Her PhD is a part of National Joint PhD Program in Nautical Operations, a collaboration between The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

She is the first female candidate to have graduated under Norwegian national joint PhD in Nautical Operations. She has previously been nominated by USN Professors as ’10 women to watch in shipping’ for Youngship Oslo.

The title of her thesis is Maritime safety leadership: ‘A study on leadership behaviours, assessment instrument and future leadership for safety at sea.’


The thesis is available online in USN open archive