WMU Contributes to Maritime Bergen Leadership Conference

On 31 October, the World Maritime University (WMU) contributed to the Maritime Bergen Leadership Conference held in Norway in cooperation with Bergen Shipowners’ Association and Maritime Bergen. The conference is considered an important meeting point for shipping-related businesses and decision makers in the blue economy and academia. 

The conference theme of “Mission Possible” focused on how to maintain stability and success in an ever-changing terrain, looking at how to steer towards a greener and more sustainable future while exploring the synergy between academia and industry, aiming to bridge the gap between theory and practice. 

WMU was represented in the session Exploring the Synergy: Where Academic Insights and Industry Leadership Converge, looking at how to bridge the gap between theory and practice, highlighting how cutting-edge research can drive leadership and innovation in the maritime sector. 

Professor Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr, WMU President, provided an introduction to WMU and the University’s capacity building mission. Addressing the distinguished audience President Mejia said, “Since 1983, WMU has filled an essential role in educating the maritime and oceans leaders of tomorrow. We are immensely proud of our global alumni network of graduates from 170 countries and territories ,and the roles they are playing in advancing a sustainable maritime and oceans industry for the benefit of humanity and our planet.”

Professor Aykut Ölcer, Director of Maritime Research and Head of the Maritime Energy Management specialization, provided a presentation on Maritime Energy Management: WMU’s Journey Towards Zero/Low Carbon and Energy Efficient Maritime Future. 

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