Founded in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, WMU is a center of excellence for maritime post-graduate education and research.

WMU offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs, postgraduate diplomas, and Professional Development Courses with the highest standards in maritime affairs. Headquartered in Malmö, Sweden with additional M.Sc. programs in Shanghai and Dalian, China, WMU promotes the international exchange and transfer of maritime ideas and knowledge.


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Editors: Dr. Momoko Kitada, Erin Williams, and Dr. Lisa Loloma Froholdt
Ship recycling is considered the most environmentally friendly way to dispose of a vessel reaching the end of her operational life.


WMU Acting President, Neil Bellefontaine, and Finance Officer, Leo Viajar, visited the Philippines from 16-21 April and had the opportunity to meet with several organizations including the Ph
WMU was a co-organizer of the 2015 Swedish Maritime Day (SMD) event that took place on 20 April and was opened by the Swedish Minster of Infrastructure, Anna Johansson.
On 22 April, WMU signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MPA Academy, the training arm of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), to cooperate on global maritime leadership trai
On 25 March, WMU welcomed Mr. Shigeyuki Endo, Vice President of the National Institute for Sea Training (NIST), and WMU alumnus, Captain Tomonori Okamura (M.Sc.