Upcoming Events

World Maritime Day was first held in 1978 to mark the 20th anniversary of the IMO Convention’s entry into force.
The City of Malmö is organizing the Life Under Water conference in collaboration with KIMO and WMU. 
Offered in partnership with the Dirección General de Capitanías y Guardacostas (DICAPI), the WMU Regional Alumni Conference will take place in the city of Lima, Peru from 23 to 25 October 2017, inc
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July 14, 2017
The World Ocean Day takes place every year on 8 June. Annually, Japan celebrates Marine Day on the third Monday in July which falls on 17 July this year.
July 6, 2017
Today, at a time when the 71st Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee is in session, the World Maritime University (WMU) and The Nippon Foundation announced to operationalize the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute (Ocean Institute).
July 4, 2017
Today, 4 July 2017, marks the 34th anniversary of the founding of the World Maritime University (WMU). In the more than three decades since its founding in 1983, the University’s academic portfolio and student intake has expanded substantially as well as its mandate which today includes ocean affairs.
July 3, 2017
A cross-specialization symposium focused on Stakeholder Engagement for Maritime and Ocean Governance took place at WMU from 26 to 30 June.
June 30, 2017
President of WMU, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, the CEO of Marine Learning Systems, Mr Murray Goldberg, and the Vice-President of New Wave Media, Mr Greg Trauthwein, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 29 June.
June 27, 2017
On 12 June, the Class of 2018 MSc programme in Maritime Safety and Environmental Management (MSEM) was inaugurated in Dalian, China. The 15-month, intensive programme is delivered in cooperation with Dalian Maritime University (DMU). The incoming class includes 31 students from China and one from Thailand.
June 26, 2017
International Day of the Seafarer was designated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2010 as a way to recognize the contribution made by the world’s seafarers. Almost everything that we use and need in our daily lives is directly or indirectly affected by sea transport.