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WMU Contributes to Deep Seabed Mining Discussions

WMU Contributes to Deep Seabed Mining Discussions

The International Conference on Legal, Scientific and Economic Aspects of Deep Seabed Mining took place at the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in Kingston, Jamaica from 14-16 November. The historic event marked the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the ISA, as well as the coming into force of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The conference was jointly co-hosted by the ISA and the Center of Ocean Law and Policy at the University of Virginia School of Law in conjunction with the World Maritime University, the Centre of International Law Singapore, the Korean

WMU Contributes to Sustainable Marine Development Conference in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

WMU Contributes to Sustainable Marine Development Conference in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Maritime Conference in Jeddah.
Public Transport Authority Chairman Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih, left, with Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, center, and International Maritime Organization Secretary-General Kitack Lim at the maritime conference in Jeddah. (Supplied)

The high-level conference on ”Sustainable Marine Development Towards 2030 and Beyond” was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 5-7 November 2019. Organized by the General Authority for Transport of the Kingdom, the conference highlighted the objectives of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to achieve the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to preserve the environment of the seas and oceans, to provide specialized maritime education and training, to empower women in the maritime sector, and to facilitate maritime traffic through encouraging accession to the FAL

WMU Graduation Ceremony 2019

WMU Graduation Ceremony 2019

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On Sunday, 3 November, the maritime leaders of tomorrow from over 70 countries graduated from the World Maritime University (WMU). The graduates have received the education required to contribute to the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in their home countries as well as within the broader maritime and ocean community. They are equipped to become the maritime and ocean leaders of tomorrow that will promote safe, secure, environmentally sound, efficient and sustainable shipping on clean oceans. 



Graduation 2019


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Sasakawa Fellows Reception 2019

Sasakawa Fellows Reception 2019

The annual Sasakawa Fellows Reception, hosted by The Nippon Foundation, was held at WMU on 2 November in the Sasakawa Auditorium. At the event, 30 students in the Class of 2019, who were sponsored by The Nippon Foundation, were honored as WMU Sasakawa Fellows. The total number of WMU Sasakawa Fellows now stands at 640 Fellows from more than 70 countries.  



Mr Eiji Sakai, Vice President of the Ocean Policy Research Institute/Sasakawa Peace Foundation, welcomed the distinguished guests, WMU faculty and staff, family members of the Fellows, and Sasakawa Fellowship Students in the Class of

WMU Contributes to Recognizing Women in Fisheries

WMU Contributes to Recognizing Women in Fisheries

The significant contribution women make in the fishing supply chain is often overlooked. During a side event on Women in Fisheries at the Torremolinos Ministerial Conference on safety of fishing vessels in Torremolinos, Spain (21-23 October), speakers highlighted examples of work being done to support women in fisheries. 



Women in Fishing Collage

“Women play key roles in fisheries around the world. To ignore those roles is to see only half the picture,” said Mr. Juvenal Shiundu, Director of IMO’s Technical Cooperation Division. “Available data does not capture the multidimensional nature of the work undertaken by

City of Malmö Welcome Dinner, 2019

City of Malmö Welcome Dinner, 2019

The City of Malmö Welcome Dinner has been an annual event since 2001. This year’s dinner was held on October 17 in the Old City Hall with over 300 guests in attendance including current students and their families, host families, and WMU faculty and staff. The annual Welcome Dinner is the occasion when the new students are introduced to their local host families. 



The City of Malmö has hosted the World Maritime University (WMU) since 1983, when the University was inaugurated by the International Maritime Organization. Ms. Carina Nilsson, Chairman of the Malmö City Council, and WMU

2019 Sheldon Kinney Lecture – Global Maritime Leadership

2019 Sheldon Kinney Lecture – Global Maritime Leadership

The 2019 Sheldon Kinney lecture was delivered on 15 October at WMU by RADM Jack Buono, Superintendent of the United States Merchant Marine Academy. The focus of his inspirational lecture was Global Maritime Leadership. 



In her welcome remarks, President Doumbia-Henry noted RADM Buono’s distinguished career in the maritime industry which resulted in his being honoured as the one of Lloyd’s List Top 100 most influential people in shipping between 2012-2015. “RADM Buono has a passionate interest in preparing the next generation of maritime leaders, making him an ideal speaker for the Sheldon

EU/IMO Global Project Drives Energy Efficiency in the Maritime Sector

EU/IMO Global Project Drives Energy Efficiency in the Maritime Sector

IMO Briefing: 23 17/10/2019


A global network of maritime technology cooperation centres has completed an impressive array of pilot projects over the past three years, helping to drive forward the changes which are required to reduce GHG emissions from shipping.


Five regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) have been established under the Global Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (GMN) Project, which is funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations specialized agency with a remit to develop and adopt

The “Second Regional Conference for the Americas” concludes in Veracruz, Mexico

The “Second Regional Conference for the Americas” concludes in Veracruz, Mexico

The Secretary of the Navy of Mexico and the President of the World Maritime University (WMU) closed the "Second Regional Conference for the Americas", which was held from 30 September to 2 October at the Heroic Naval Military School, in Antón Lizardo, Veracruz. The Conference was jointly organized by WMU and the Ports and Maritime Affairs Captaincy Unit (UNICAPAM) with the theme “Maritime Transport and Ocean Policies: Regional Perspectives for the Americas”.


The Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Admiral Eduardo Redondo Arámburo, opened the Conference on behalf of the Secretary of the Navy

World Maritime Day 2019

World Maritime Day 2019

World Maritime Day 2019 will be celebrated at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) headquarters in London on 26 September. This year’s theme of "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, and to highlight the important - yet under-utilized - contribution of women within the maritime sector. 



WMU Empowering Women in the Maritime Community Conference Group Photo
Participants at the WMU Third International Women's Conference: Empowering Women in the Maritime Community

The maritime industry is still one of the most under-represented sectors of economic activity for women. Over the last 27 years, the percentage of