A report on the operations of the World Maritime University in 2016.
UN SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
The World Ocean Day takes place every year on 8 June. Annually, Japan celebrates Marine Day on the third Monday in July which falls on 17 July this year. It is a national holiday and a day when the Japanese people, especially young people and children, give thanks to the ocean’s bounty, renew the bonds between Japanese people and consider the importance of the ocean to Japan as an island nation. WMU joins the Japanese people in celebrating Marine Day.
On 6 July 2017 while the 71st Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee was 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 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).
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.
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.