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Make a profound impact on the maritime & ocean community
The World Maritime University (WMU) is fully funded by voluntary contributions. In 2018, WMU launched a Stewards of the Sea (SOS) campaign. The goal of which is to achieve the strategic objective of long-term financial stability and sustainability of the University while augumenting its capacity to continue to provide postgraduate education, training, research and capacity-building on maritime and ocean related matters for government officials, particularly from developing countries, and industry stakeholders.


WMU’s work is indispensable in supporting and promoting smooth and effective implementation and enforcement of IMO’s shipping regulations. The University has equipped generations of maritime leaders with the necessary skills to take on this important responsibility. I have no hesitation to state that graduating from WMU was the foundation of my future career, and was one of the most important occasions in my life.

Kitack Lim

WMU Chancellor and Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization

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Our major donors

Government of Sweden

City of Malmö

International Maritime Organization(IMO)

The Nippon Foundation of Japan

International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)

Orient's Fond

Government of Australia

Government of Canada

Government of Germany

Government of the Republic of Korea

Government of Nigeria

Government of Norway

Government of South Africa


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