MoU with Stena Provides Student Fellowships
On 22 June, President of WMU, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry and Mr Carl-Johan Hagman, CEO, Stena Rederi AB, signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the World Maritime University (WMU) and Stena Rederi AB. Ms. Catherine Lee, Change Director, Stena Line Group and WMU Executive Board Member witnessed this signature. Under this MoU, Stena Rederi AB will provide over the next three years fellowships for WMU students.
“This MoU with Stena directly supports the recently adopted WMU Strategic Plan 2016-2019 particularly Strategic Direction 1, that deals with education and fostering of growth of maritime leaders in both developing and developed countries as a core mission of WMU. Stena has long been a supporter of field studies for WMU students and I welcome the signing of this formal arrangement that will provide six fellowships over the next three years to support global maritime capacity building. The signature of this MoU also strengthens WMU’s partnership and engagement with the maritime industry”, stated President Doumbia-Henry.
The three-year arrangement recognizes the mutual interest of the parties in the field of maritime and oceans, the development of expertise, and the protection of the marine environment as well as building of capacity worldwide. The MoU provides for two full fellowships annually for students to pursue the standard 14-month M.Sc. programme in Malmö within a wide choice of seven specializations. The following M.Sc. specializations are available to students enrolling in WMU’s post-graduate programme: Maritime Education & Training, Maritime Energy Management, Maritime Law & Policy, Maritime Safety & Environmental Administration, Ocean Sustainability, Governance & Management, Port Management, and Shipping Management & Logistics.