Day of the Seafarer

Day of the Seafarer

In 2010, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), designated June 25th as the International Day of the Seafarer as a way to recognize that almost everything that we use in our daily lives has been directly or indirectly affected by sea transport. 

The purpose of the day is to give thanks to seafarers for their contribution to the world economy and the civil society; and for the risks and personal costs they bear while on their jobs.

Background

2019 Graduation Ceremony (Livestreaming)

2019 Graduation Ceremony (Livestreaming)

On Sunday, 3 November WMU’s Chancellor and IMO Secretary-General, Mr. Kitack Lim, will confer postgraduate degrees on the World Maritime University’s Class of 2018. 

Please note the Graduation Ceremony is by invitation only, but will be live streamed from www.wmu.se on Sunday, 3 November from 1330~1630 (local time in Malmö, Sweden). 

To view the livestreaming of the 2019 graduation ceremony on Sunday, 3 November at 13.30 local time in Malmö, Sweden, click here. 

World Maritime Day 2019

World Maritime Day 2019

World Maritime Day 2019

"Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" has been selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2019. This will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to highlight the important contribution of women all over the world to the maritime sector.

World Maritime Day Parallel Event

World Maritime Day Parallel Event

World Maritime Day Paralell Event 2018

In 2018, IMO will celebrate 70 years since the Convention establishing the Organization was adopted.

The World Maritime Day theme for the year is "IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future".

IFLOS Summer Academy

IFLOS Summer Academy

The International Foundation for the Law of the Sea (IFLOS) was established to promote the opportunities provided by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) for the peaceful settlement of law of the sea disputes and the further implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

One of the Foundation's main aims is to promote learning and research in the field of international law of the sea at a global level, in particular for nationals of developing countries.

Free Webinar About Studying at WMU

Free Webinar About Studying at WMU

Are you interested in learning more about studying at WMU in the multicultural spirit of the United Nations? Follow this link to register for a free webinar that will take place on 17 February and include information about the MSc in Maritime Affairs, the field study program, the admission process, and life in Malmö, Sweden. 

WMU New Building Open House

WMU New Building Open House

On 13 April 2015, WMU relocated to splendid new facilities that provide the opportunity to work and learn in a state-of-the-art academic environment. Thanks to the generosity of the City of Malmö, WMU now occupies a multi-purpose academic complex offering almost 6,000m2, of assignable area. This will allow our M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs to grow, alongside our Professional Development Course portfolio, and enable WMU to host international conferences at the University, substantially expanding our service to the global maritime community.

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

By its resolution 63/111 of 5 December 2008, the UN General Assembly designated 8 June as World Oceans Day.

The concept of a 'World Oceans Day' was first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro as a way to celebrate our world’s shared ocean and our personal connection to the sea, as well as to raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can help protect it.