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WMU Welcomes Canadian Ferry Association

WMU Welcomes Canadian Ferry Association

WMU welcomed Mr Serge Buy, CEO of the Canadian Ferry Association (CFA), to WMU on 13 March. CFA is a member-based organization representing Canadian ferry owners, operators and industry stakeholders across Canada. The visit provided the opportunity for a courtesy visit with Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU as well as discussions regarding future collaboration. 

 

“We are always looking for ways to reach out and collaborate with industry. Our Canadian ties are strong and we welcome the opportunity to strengthen them even further based on our ongoing discussions with CFA,” said

Visit by Wallenius Marine

Visit by Wallenius Marine

WMU was delighted to welcome a delegation of twelve from Wallenius Marine on 21 January 2019.


Wallenius Marine, whose vision is “Leading the way towards truly sustainable shipping”, has worked to reduce the environmental footprint from the ships they manage and have designed for over 30 years. The family-owned company, which is part of the Soya Group, strives for zero emissions from shipping, and has developed an extensive road-map to achieve this, through performance monitoring, innovative ship design, including wind-powered vessels, up-stream ballast water treatment and optimizes anti

WMU Welcomes United States Coast Guard Commandant

WMU Welcomes United States Coast Guard Commandant

Admiral Karl Schultz, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard.
Admiral Karl Schultz, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard.

On 27 November, President Doumbia-Henry welcomed Commandant of the United States Coast Guard (USCG), Admiral Karl L. Schultz, to WMU. The visit provided the opportunity for Admiral Schultz to address the Faculty, Staff and Students of the University on the topic "Building a Stronger Maritime Domain through Global Partnerships".


As the top service official responsible for all USCG activities world-wide, Admiral Schultz introduced the work of the USCG, highlighting the focus on protecting the United States’ economic and border security, as well as the important role of advocating for

Malmö Latin High School Visits WMU

Malmö Latin High School Visits WMU

The World Maritime University (WMU) had the pleasure of welcoming 60 students from Malmö Latin School, an upper secondary school in Malmö, to participate in interactive and creative workshops focused on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The visit took place on United Nations Day, 24 October, and focused on solutions to meet the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular, Goal 6 focused on water and sanitation, and Goal 14 focused on the ocean. 


Two groups of students from the school’s Humanist and International Programmes had the opportunity

Official Visit of the Minister of Transport of Malaysia

Official Visit of the Minister of Transport of Malaysia

On 28 June, WMU welcomed His Excellency Mr. Loke Siew Fook, Minister of Transport of Malaysia and officials from the Ministry. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the opportunities for further collaboration on a range of issues of common interest. The President thanked the Minister for his decision to donate EUR 50,000 to WMU to replace its van, as well as previous pledges made by the Malaysian government. The delegation expressed its interest in further collaboration with WMU, including a potential establishment of a capacity building centre in Malaysia. The Minister addressed the Staff

WMU Welcomes President of the Genoa Court

WMU Welcomes President of the Genoa Court

On 17 June, President Doumbia-Henry welcomed to WMU the Hon Sir Judge Enrico Silvestro Ravera, President of the Genoa Court and Lawyer, Professor Carlo Golda, from the University of Genoa.



Genoa Court
Lawyer, Professor Carlo Golda, from the University of Genoa, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU, and Hon Sir Judge Enrico Silvestro Ravera, President of the Genoa Court

Students in the Maritime Law & Policy and Maritime Energy Management specializations had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Judge Ravera who was a labor judge in the Costa Concordia case. Judge Ravera presented the investigative and legal issues surrounding the Costa Concordia maritime accident which “represents a unique and multidisciplinary case in terms of complexity of the actors involved,”

President Doumbia-Henry Visits EMSA

President Doumbia-Henry Visits EMSA

On 1 March, President Doumbia-Henry was welcomed to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) by Ms Maja Markovčić Kostelac, Executive Director of EMSA. The courtesy visit provided the opportunity to discuss fellowships administered by EMSA and potential areas of cooperation in areas of research and capacity-building. 


EMSA officially launched the “European Neighbours Policy” Maritime Fellowships at WMU in early February. The fellowships are provided under the framework of the EU-funded regional projects SAFEMED IV EuroMed Maritime Safety project” and “Maritime safety, security and marine