Record Number of PhD Graduates in 2017
At the 2017 WMU Graduation Ceremony on 5 November, a record number of six candidates were awarded the Doctor of Philosophy in Maritime Affairs. There are now 17 PhD graduates from 15 countries.
President Doumbia-Henry remarked, “For such a specialized institution, the size of WMU, six Doctor of Philosophy graduates in one year is nothing short of impressive. These individuals have further developed their maritime specialization to the highest academic level across a broad spectrum of issues related to the International Maritime Organization’s mission of maritime safety, security and environmental protection. Their specialized expertise and research will benefit not only their home countries, but the maritime community as a whole.”
Since its founding in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the World Maritime University has established a reputation as a global center for postgraduate maritime education, research, and capacity building. In 2003, the first candidates enrolled in the PhD programme which offers the opportunity to further develop maritime specialization on research topics related to maritime safety, security, technology and energy, education, environment, shipping management, administration, and law and policy. Research at WMU directly relates to current and future issues of importance to the maritime sector and the results are contributing to policy development at IMO and its Technical Cooperation mission.
WMU’s PhD programme offers unrivaled access to international maritime experts both inside and outside academia, and to organizations working at the forefront of research and development. WMU doctoral candidates come from industry, academia and the government sector. Flexible enrollment patterns allow candidates to carry out their research either at WMU or their location of choice such as with their employer. World-renowned WMU faculty serve as supervisors with many maritime specialists serving as co-supervisors.
To learn more about each Doctor of Philosophy graduate, including information about their research,
click on their name below.