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POSTPONEMENT Alumni Homecoming Conference

POSTPONEMENT Alumni Homecoming Conference

On 24 March, President Doumbia-Henry informed WMU alumni that the Alumni Homecoming Conference, WMU 2020: Building Global Maritime & Ocean Capacity for Sustainable Development has been postponed. The text is below, and the email message can be found here. 


 


Dear Graduates,


I very much regret to inform you that the WMU Alumni Homecoming Conference scheduled for 9 to 11 June 2020 has been postponed because of the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). This decision was not taken lightly, but we felt it necessary to ensure the safety and security of all the participants.

 

We

WMU/IMLI SYMPOSIUM ON FLAG STATE RESPONSIBILITIES AND THE FUTURE OF ARTICLE 91 OF UNCLOS

WMU/IMLI SYMPOSIUM ON FLAG STATE RESPONSIBILITIES AND THE FUTURE OF ARTICLE 91 OF UNCLOS

On 5 March 2020, the World Maritime University (WMU) and the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) held a Symposium at the Headquarters of the  International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Flag State Responsibilities and the Future of Article 91 of the  United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), with the support of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The Symposium was attended by delegates from IMO Member States, representatives from international organizations, maritime lawyers and academics. 


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I Am Generation Equality: International Women’s Day 2020

I Am Generation Equality: International Women’s Day 2020

In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), the World Maritime University Women’s Association (WMUWA) hosted an IWD seminar for students and staff on 6 March reflecting the official IWD 2020 theme, “I Am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”.



Opening remarks were delivered by Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU who highlighted the efforts of the University to advance women in maritime professions. She noted the importance of the 2019 World Maritime Day Theme of “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community” and the WMU conference under the same theme that took

Expert Workshop on Energy and Shipping Held at WMU

Expert Workshop on Energy and Shipping Held at WMU

Maritime experts from the government sector, industry, civil society and academia gathered at the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden from 26-27 February to discuss energy use in shipping. The workshop entitled “Prospects for energy and maritime transport in the Nordic region” was organized by the International Transport Forum (ITF), WMU and Nordic Energy Research (NER). 



The workshop examined different options available to policymakers and industry for decarbonizing the shipping sector. Participants discussed how to capitalize on the Nordic region’s leadership in sustainable

European Shipping Week- WMU Promotes Enhanced Participation of Women in Maritime Professions

European Shipping Week- WMU Promotes Enhanced Participation of Women in Maritime Professions

Enhanced Participation of Women in the European Shipping Industry was part of the focus during European Shipping Week 2020 that took place in Brussels 17-21 February. Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University (WMU), delivered remarks at the Gala Dinner as well as setting the scene for the session on 18 February with a keynote address on Gender diversity: Better for People, Better for the Profession, Better for the Industry.


President Doumbia-Henry pointed out that in the last 27 years, the percentage of women seafarers has remained as low as one to two percent

Friends of WMU Germany Inception

Friends of WMU Germany Inception

The World Maritime University is embedded in a strong network of partners and donors who contribute to fulfilling the University's global mandate for education, research and capacity building in maritime and oceanic areas. The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has supported the University for many years and is one of our most generous and effective sponsors. As the second largest provider of fellowships, the Federal Government and partners in the German maritime industry have supported more than 300 students, including the Class of 2020. Among the maritime leaders financed by

Raising the Bar for Effective Enforcement: IMO’s 2020 Global Sulphur Cap

Raising the Bar for Effective Enforcement: IMO’s 2020 Global Sulphur Cap

The International Maritime Organization’s 2020 Global Sulphur Cap Regulation came into effect as of 1 January 2020, limiting sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships operating outside designated emission control areas to O.5O% m/m (mass by mass), from 3.5O% m/m. Similar efforts in reductions in both 2010 and 2015 were unfortunately met with numerous incidents of non-compliance. Monitoring and enforcement of the new limit is the responsibility of Governments and national authorities of Member States that are Parties to MARPOL Annex VI. 



WMU DMA Global Sulphur Cap Workshop, Myanmar
Speakers for the WMU DMA Global Sulphur Cap Workshop in Myanmar included: WMU Associate Professor, Dimitrios Dalaklis; Rasmus Walther, Senior Ship Surveyor, DMA; Therese Bornemann Christensen, Special Advisor, DMA; and WMU Professor, Aykut Ölcer


The IMO’s 2020 Sulphur Cap is a significant challenge

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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