According to the order of the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine № 535 dd. 07.06.2011, the list of priority thematic directions of research and developments of Kherson State Maritime Academy includes:
- Fundamental problems of modern materials science;
- Fundamental research on topical issues of social sciences and humanities;
- Technologies for the use of new fuels, waste energy resources, renewable and alternative energy sources; heat pump technologies;
- Creation and application of technologies for producing, welding, joining and processing of structural, functional and composite materials;
- The most important problems of physical, mathematical and technical sciences.
All research works performed at the academy are innovative, competitive and important for practical application onboard vessels of the national river and sea fleet.