In support of the WMU Endowment Fund efforts, the Stewards of the Sea campaign aims to achieve the strategic objective of long-term financial stability, independence and sustainability of the University and to augment WMU’s capacity to provide education, training, research, scholarship and capacity building in maritime and ocean related matters for government officials and industry stakeholders, particularly those in developing countries.


WMU’s work is indispensable in supporting and promoting smooth and effective implementation and enforcement of IMO’s shipping regulations. The University has equipped generations of maritime leaders with the necessary skills to take on this important responsibility. I have no hesitation to state that graduating from WMU was the foundation of my future career, and was one of the most important occasions in my life.

Kitack Lim
WMU Chancellor and Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization

OUR Major Donors

  • Government of Sweden
  • City of Malmö
  • The Nippon Foundation of Japan
  • International Maritime Organization
  • ITF Seafarers’ Trust
  • TK Foundation
  • Government of Germany
  • Government of the Republic of Korea
  • Government of Norway


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