On 18 September, WMU and the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) were delighted to welcome the first student to the joint MPhil programme in International Maritime Law & Ocean Policy. Ms Oyindamola Temitope Banjoko of Nigeria will spend the coming months at WMU, and then move on to IMLI in Malta in September 2018, with her graduation expected in May 2019.
On 18 September, the inauguration of the Class of 2018 MSc in Maritime Affairs, took place in the WMU Sasakawa Auditorium. For this new academic year, 113 students from 47 countries are enrolled in the 14-month programme, including the first student from Timor-Leste.
On 8 September, 32 students in the 2017 English and Study Skills Programme (ESSP) completed their intensive 3-month studies. The ESSP curriculum is designed to upgrade the English language competencies of the participants in Academic English for maritime purposes. It may be taken as a precursor to WMU’s M.Sc. programmes, or as a stand-alone course for professionals wishing to improve their academic skills in English in the maritime context.
Ms.Sanjam Sahi Gupta is Director for Sitara Shipping Ltd and Astral Freight Forwarders [Pvt] Ltd.and is heading the NVOCC business for the Indian Subcontinent and Middle East business.
Having joined the family business as a trainee in 2001, she has helped establish Sitara as one of the key players in the ODC and project cargo market handling prestigious projects such as for the US Defence Forces at Diego Garcia, a naval base.
The latest Shipping Podcast features Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU. In the interview, she speaks about how her passion for maritime evolved and the importance of providing the best possible education to the maritime leaders of tomorrow.