On 23 January, WMU welcomed Mr Frederick Kenney, Director of Legal and External Affairs for the International Maritime Organization (IMO), as a Guest Lecturer for the course Principles of Maritime Administration and International Institutions. The course provides a broad overview and appreciation of the role of government and maritime administrations in policy formulation regarding maritime affairs, as well as the role of the various international institutions involved in shipping.
The International Conference on Maritime Energy Management (MARENER 2017) took place at the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden from 24 to 25 January bringing together high-level speakers and over 300 participants from 83 countries to discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding maritime energy management.
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President of WMU, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Mr. Mohammad Saeednejad, Vice-Minister of Transport and Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization of the Government of Iran and Mr. Mahmud Fotuhi Firoozabad, President of the Sharif University of Technology, signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 28 November. The signing was witnessed by distinguished members of the delegation from Iran including Professor Ali Movaghar, Dean of International Affairs, Professor Mohammead Taghi Isaai, Dean of the Graduate School of Management and Economics, Mr.
On 13 December, the Nordic Council of Minsters’ Nordic Working Group for Global Climate Negotiations (NOAK) organized a workshop on Nordic Action for a Transformation to Low-carbon Shipping at WMU. Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry welcomed the group noting the importance of low-carbon shipping to the overall health of our planet.
During the 117th session of the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) the President of WMU, Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry and Vice Admiral Victor Emanuel Pomar Calderón, Director of the Dirección General de Capitanías y Guardacostas del Perú (DICAPI), signed the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University and the Peruvian authorities that has been in place since 2000.
Following IMO’s call to member States to support the World Maritime University, WMU has received contributions from the Government of Germany and the Government of Malaysia to support e-learning initiatives at WMU.
On 5 December, Mr Kitack Lim, WMU Chancellor and IMO Secretary-General, and Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, WMU President met with HE Mr Dato Sri Liow Tiong Lai, Minister of Transport of Malaysia, at IMO in London. The Government of Malaysia has committed to support the University’s distance learning efforts with a contribution of USD 32,600.
On 5 December, WMU researchers presented an overview of the Wreck Responsibilities in Northern Europe (WRENE) project at a Swedish Agency for Water and Marine Management (SwAM) workshop in Gothenburg. SwAM’s Senior Advisor, Dr. Christer Larsson, and his team organized the event to discuss feasible alternatives for dealing with dangerous wrecks in Swedish waters.