On 19 March, the inauguration of WMU’s MSc in International Transport and Logistics (ITL) Class of 2019 took place at Shanghai Maritime University's (SMU) Dongming Campus in Shanghai, China. The 30 new students are from China with the exceptions of one student from Australia and one from India. The class sets a WMU record for gender parity with 15 female students representing 50% of the enrolment.
In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March, the World Maritime University Women’s Association (WMUWA) hosted an IWD seminar for students and staff reflecting the official IWD 2018 theme, “Press for Progress”.
On 3 March, President Doumbia-Henry welcomed to WMU Mr. Tomas Abrahamsson, Acting Head of the ITF Seafarers’ Trust, and Mr. Luca Tommasi, the Trust’s Project Manager. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen cooperation between the ITF Seafarers’ Trust and WMU and ensure continued support for students through fellowships.
Seventy years to the day since the treaty establishing the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) was adopted, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II marked the occasion at IMO Headquarters in London on Tuesday (6 March).
UN SDG 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
A regional forum for Sasakawa Fellows from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, plus UK-domiciled Fellows, was held in London from 28 to 31 January 2018.
The meeting, organised by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation with the sponsorship of The Nippon Foundation, brought together 25 Sasakawa Fellows to discuss the latest trends and innovations in the maritime sectors in their home countries. They also discussed strategies to develop the global Sasakawa Fellows’ Network.
In 2018, the World Maritime University (WMU) celebrates 35 years of excellence in postgraduate education, research and capacity building. Its parent organization, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrates its 70th anniversary. WMU will mark this milestone year with the inauguration of the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute.