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The United Nations continues to recognize WMU's important role as Centre of Excellence

The United Nations continues to recognize WMU's important role as Centre of Excellence

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 10 December 2019 adopted Resolution 74-19 on Oceans and the Law of the Sea. The resolution continues, for a tenth consecutive year since 2009, to recognize the importance of the World Maritime University (WMU) of the International Maritime Organization, as a centre of excellence for maritime education, research and capacity building: "[...] confirms its effective capacity-building role in the field of maritime transportation, policy, administration, management, safety, security and environmental protection, as well as its role in the international

Empowering Women in the Maritime Community - JoMA Special Issue

Empowering Women in the Maritime Community - JoMA Special Issue

The World Maritime University (WMU) has a longstanding commitment to empowering women in the maritime and ocean communities. The most recent result is the newly released WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs (JoMA) Special issue on Empowering Women in the Maritime Community. The publication is an outcome of the April 2019 WMU Third Women’s Conference on the 2019 World Maritime Day theme of Empowering Women in the Maritime Community. 



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The conference brought maritime and ocean stakeholders together at WMU to discuss the common challenge of gender equality and to address the gender gap in the

President Reports to the IMO Assembly, 2019

President Reports to the IMO Assembly, 2019

On 1 December, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU, addressed the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Assembly to report on the activities of the University. In 2019, IMO Assembly was held from 25 November to 4 December. All 174 Member States and three Associate Members are entitled to attend the Assembly.



In her remarks, President Doumbia-Henry highlighted the accomplishments of the University during the biennium including continued strong enrolment in the Master’s programme offered in Malmö as well as at the Dalian and Shanghai campuses in China, the PhD programme, and

WMU Commits to a Sustainable Blue Economy

WMU Commits to a Sustainable Blue Economy

At the 2019 Our Ocean Conference, held in Oslo, Norway from 23-24 October, WMU made a commitment to significant and meaningful action towards a Sustainable Blue Economy. 


The World Maritime University (WMU) was represented at the conference by Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU. As conveyed by President Doumbia-Henry, “WMU is committed to ensuring the highest levels of postgraduate education, research, and capacity building to enable, in particular, developing countries and small island developing states (SIDS) to be able to engage as stewards of the sea to protect our oceans

WMU Empowering Women in the Maritime Community - Conference Report Release

WMU Empowering Women in the Maritime Community - Conference Report Release

The World Maritime University (WMU) has released the Conference Report for the WMU Third International Women’s Conference on Empowering Women in the Maritime Community that was held in April this year. The conference brought maritime and ocean stakeholders together at WMU to discuss the common challenge of gender equality and to address the gender gap in the maritime, oceans, ports, fishing and related industries. 



WMU Empowering Women in the Maritime Community Conference Report

 

As a result of the two-day event, over 350 participants from more than 70 countries adopted conclusions identifying 17 actions that could be taken to advance gender balance in

Practical Teaching Skills for Maritime Instructors, Revised Third Edition

Practical Teaching Skills for Maritime Instructors, Revised Third Edition

The Revised Third Edition of the WMU Publication, Practical Teaching Skills for Maritime Instructors by Dr. Peter Muirhead and Dr. Darrell Fisher, is now available. Nearly 20 years after its initial release, the book continues to be a valuable resource for Maritime Education and Teaching (MET) instructors worldwide. 



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Dr. Peter Muirhead, WMU Professor Emeritus, and Dr. Michael Manuel, WMU Professor and Head of the MET Specialization

The idea for the publication emerged during 1993-1995, when former WMU Rector Danny Waters and Professor Emeritus Peter Muirhead were part of a small team of consultants contracted to assist the then IMO STW sub-committee carry out the review of the STCW Convention. The team

WMU-Koji Sekimizu PhD Fellowship on Maritime Governance

WMU-Koji Sekimizu PhD Fellowship on Maritime Governance

The WMU-Koji Sekimizu PhD Fellowship on Maritime Governance was officially launched on 25 June at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London. Spearheaded by the World Maritime University (WMU) with support from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Dr. Koji Sekimizu, Former Chancellor of WMU and Former IMO Secretary-General, the PhD Fellowship will enable an assessment of the role and impact of maritime governance over the past 60 years. Account will need to be taken of the role of the IMO as well as of relevant United Nations agencies and bodies that have

MarTID 2019 Report Released

MarTID 2019 Report Released

The second report from the historic MarTID survey initiative to study global maritime training practices, investment and thought is now available on the MarTID website. The findings include the following: expenditure on maritime training continues to rise for vessel owners and seafarers; new safety and environmental regulations are driving seafarers training trends; and the prospect of ship autonomy is entering the discussions on future seafarer training. 


Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University, welcomed the report stating: “For all stakeholders involved in

Launch of Recruitment for Ph.D. Scholarship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme - Empowering Women for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Launch of Recruitment for Ph.D. Scholarship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme - Empowering Women for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

At the WMU Empowering Women in the Maritime Community Conference, held from 4-5 April at the World Maritime University (WMU), a joint announcement was made by Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU, and Dr. Genvieve Béchard, Hydrographer General of Canada on behalf of the Government of Canada, concerning a major research project on the theme “Empowering Women for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development”. This was made possible by the Government of Canada through the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).  A WMU team will undertake the research with a

WMU Professor Appointed Minister of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea

WMU Professor Appointed Minister of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea

As of 3 April, WMU Professor Daniel Seong-Hyeok Moon, was appointed to the position of Minister for the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) of the Republic of Korea. Until that time, he served at WMU as the INMARSAT Professorial Chair, Associate Academic Dean, and Head of Port Management specialization. Professor Moon is currently on a leave of absence from WMU due to his Ministerial appointment.


Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU stated, “On behalf of Faculty and Staff of WMU, it is with great pride that we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Professor Moon on his