The World Maritime University operates in a complex environment of stakeholders, of which all are key to the success of the institution
The President’s Office is responsible for several key areas such as fund raising, corporate affairs, international liaison and communication.
At the center of the University's operation is the Faculty which operates the Malmö-based teaching programmes, the international outreach programmes, research, short courses, conferences and professional services (publications, participation in international panels, boards and seminars).
In supporting the delivery of the academic programmes, Academic Services and Administrative Services provide a wide range of functions for the institution, including Registry, Student Services, Finance, Human Resources Management, Information Technology and Corporate Services.
The organizational structure of the University follows the functional structure and defines formal reporting lines of all staff at the institution.
In addition to the formal structure, the University operates several councils, committees and working groups. Councils and committees are permanent components of the organizational structure of WMU and are either established per definition in the Charter or other legislative document or out of industry practice.