Sölve Arvedson

Rector (Oct 1982-April 1985)
Sweden

Biography

Before becoming the very first Rector of World Maritime University, Captain Sölve Arvedson (1929 – 2007) worked onboard ships, participated in research expeditions to Greenland, travelled in the Far East discussing environmental issues, promoted environmental work in various fields in Sweden and was a member of a great many educational committees.

Captain Arvedson managed to convince politicians in Malmö and Stockholm to realize that education and training in international maritime conventions was of utmost importance.

His broad international maritime experience lead to his position as Rector of a culturally diversified institution as World Maritime University.