Founded in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, WMU is a global center of excellence for maritime and oceans 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.


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.


A series of new courses on Maritime Governance (MG) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have been delivered to MSc students at WMU.
Professor Ilias Visvikis travelled to Manila, Philippines, to deliver two open enrollment courses in collaboration with the Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc.
July 13 -16, 2015 - A group of 15 MSEA students visited IMO and were invited to attend sessions of the sub-committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III).
On July 3rd 2015, the European Union (EU) officially launched  the new EU CRIMARIO project to tackle cross-border issues in the Indian Ocean by developing regional cooperation and coor