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 ocean 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.


A “road-map” for the University’s future, nourishing its capacity and commitment to meet the oncoming challenges of promoting and sustaining the...
The Academic Handbook is published yearly and contains full details of the current programmes as well as information about life in Malmö.
The WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs (WMU JoMA) is an international journal that covers the subject areas of maritime safety, marine environment...


December 1, 2015
On 1 December, WMU President, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, addressed the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Assembly to report on the activities of the University in the biennium.
November 30, 2015
On 30 November WMU welcomed distinguished guests from the Korea Ship Safety Technology Authority (KST) led by Mr. Ick Soo Mok, President and CEO of KST.
November 26, 2015
From IMO Briefing: 50 26/11/2015