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WMU - Staying Connected in Uncertain Times

WMU - Staying Connected in Uncertain Times

The threat of the novel coronavirus is having a global impact as countries try to curb the spread of the virus and individuals take measures to shelter in place and practice physical distancing. Across the WMU community, students, staff and faculty are all adjusting to new ways of staying connected to ensure that the World Maritime University (WMU) is continuing its mission and ensuring the delivery of quality education, research and capacity building. 


As of 17 March, all classes and lectures for the Malmö MSc programme moved to online learning via Zoom, and teleworking was encouraged for

Maritime Law in Motion - New WMU Publication

Maritime Law in Motion - New WMU Publication

Maritime Law in Motion is the latest publication in the WMU Studies in Maritime Affairs book series. It provides valuable insights into various contemporary issues in public and private maritime law, including interdisciplinary aspects. 

 

“With 37 chapters, Maritime Law in Motion is an exceptional, interdisciplinary collection of insight to contemporary maritime law. The book assembles the work of an impressive inter-generational selection of highly accomplished and versatile maritime law scholars, together representing no less than 22 nationalities. Among the contributors from WMU are nine

A Message from the IMO Secretary-General and WMU Chancellor

A Message from the IMO Secretary-General and WMU Chancellor

On 20 March, Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization and WMU Chancellor sent a message to all World Maritime University (WMU) and International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) staff and students. The message is as follows:


 


Dear Colleagues and Students,


The spread of the coronavirus is concerning for everyone. My thoughts go out to all of you who have been or may be affected by this unprecedented event. Some of you may even be far away from home and your loved ones.


Throughout our history, IMO together with WMU and IMLI have faced challenges, big

COVID-19: WMU continues to deliver quality education, research and capacity building amid the pandemic

COVID-19: WMU continues to deliver quality education, research and capacity building amid the pandemic

The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has become a global emergency. Since its outbreak, this epidemic has caused more than 220,000 infections and taken almost 9,000 lives. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020. The World Maritime University (WMU) since 28 January 2020, has been taking precautionary measures to safeguard its students, Staff members and researchers, taking into account that the University must continue to deliver quality education, research and capacity building to its students and partners worldwide.


As an immediate

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. 



JoMA EWMC issue


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. 



Muirhead
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