For the period 2020 - 2023, the University is pursuing four strategic directions designed to enable WMU to pursue its mission objectives in the years ahead:

  1. Educating and Fostering Maritime and Ocean Leaders
  2. Enhancing Maritime and Ocean Research
  3. Enhancing Strategic Collaboration and Partnerships
  4. Strengthening Financial and Institutional Sustainability


The WMU Strategic Vision Plan 2016-2019 focuses on restructuring the University´s academic offerings, strengthening research capabilities, doubling of the annual student intake, potentially shortening the MSc programme, continuing global maritime capacity building, and developing, implementing, and fine-tuning a business model to serve as the operational platform in a sustainable manner for the long-term. Strategic priorities have been identified, a vision statement formulated, the mission fine-tuned and a set of core values defined.