The World Maritime University and The Nippon Foundation launch a new Ocean Institute

Today, at a time when the 71st Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee is in session, the World Maritime University (WMU) and The Nippon Foundation announced to operationalize the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute (Ocean Institute).

The Board of Governors of WMU at its 35th Session (31 May to 1 June 2017) approved the setting up of the Ocean Institute within the framework of WMU and authorized the signing of the Arrangement with The Nippon Foundation.

Thu Duong

Thu is working as Faculty Assistant, supporting the University’s MSc programme and academic activities. She obtained a Master of Laws from Lund University in 2015. Her previous experience includes, among others, working for Oxfam in Vietnam and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (Copenhagen, Denmark).

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WMU 34th Anniversary

Today, 4 July 2017, marks the 34th anniversary of the founding of the World Maritime University (WMU). In the more than three decades since its founding in 1983, the University’s academic portfolio and student intake has expanded substantially as well as its mandate which today includes ocean affairs.

Stakeholder Engagement for Maritime and Ocean Governance Symposium

A cross-specialization symposium focused on Stakeholder Engagement for Maritime and Ocean Governance took place at WMU from 26 to 30 June. The seminar addressed the interdependency between the maritime and ocean environments and communities, including the need to clearly define and understand the various stakeholder roles and responsibilities required to ensure successful long-term interdependence and management of fragile ocean ecosystems.

WMU signs MoU with Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media for global survey

President of WMU, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, the CEO of Marine Learning Systems, Mr Murray Goldberg, and the Vice-President of New Wave Media, Mr Greg Trauthwein, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 29 June.

The MoU establishes a partnership between the three organizations to conduct recurring global surveys on seafarer training practices in industry and sets out the guiding principles and terms by which WMU, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media will conduct these surveys as well as publicize the findings.

UN SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Class of 2018 Inauguration – Dalian, China

On 12 June, the Class of 2018 MSc programme in Maritime Safety and Environmental Management (MSEM) was inaugurated in Dalian, China. The 15-month, intensive programme is delivered in cooperation with Dalian Maritime University (DMU). The incoming class includes 31 students from China and one from Thailand. The majority of the students come from China’s Maritime Safety Administration.   

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