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 as well as 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.


Ship recycling is considered the most environmentally friendly way to dispose of a vessel reaching the end of her operational life.
Over more than three decades starting in the 1990s, thousands of robberies, acts of piracy, and other violent attacks against merchant vessels have...
A textbook for instructors and assessors working with STCW in the maritime education and training sector.


A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on academic cooperation was signed via correspondence on 15 August between the Nueva Granada Military University in Bogota, Colombia and WMU.
The inauguration of the Malmö MSc in Maritime Affairs, Class of 2015, took place at WMU on 15 September.
WMU welcomed 41 students into the intensive 3-month English Study Skills Program (ESSP) that began in June.