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.

Publications

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.

News

After nearly a decade of absence, the Dragon Boat Races returned to Malmö in 2014 during Malmöfestivalen. The races were a highlight of student and staff activities until they ceased in 2005.
As part of the Contemporary Maritime Issues Seminar, WMU welcomed two guest lecturers on 12 August; Mr.
 The World Maritime University Women’s Association (WMUWA) was officially launched on 9 August 2014 during the Internat