On 14 June, President Doumbia-Henry welcomed a delegation from the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) led by Dr. Chang-Ho Yang, President of KMI, on the occasion of the second annual KMI-WMU seminar. The annual seminar falls within the framework of the MOU signed between WMU and KMI in June 2016, which provides for mutual co-operation, collaboration and high quality research including the holding of a joint seminar on an annual basis.
The 35th session of the WMU Board of Governors (BOG) took place in Malmö from 31 May to 1 June. The BOG had before it a number of major items, including those relating to the future directions and growth of the University. Among the matters considered, the BOG approved amendments to the WMU Charter with a view to its modernization and rationalization.
President of WMU, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, and President of the Korea Maritime and Ocean University (KMOU), Prof. Dr. Han-il PARK, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 31 May. The signing was witnessed by Mr. Kitack Lim, IMO Secretary-General and Chancellor of WMU together with Mr. Juvenal J.M. Shiundu, Acting Director, Technical Cooperation Division at IMO as well as distinguished members of the delegation from KMOU including Prof. Dr. Yun-Cheol LEE, Dean, College of Maritime Sciences, Prof. Dr. Dong-Keun RYOO, Director, Center for International Affairs and Mr.
On 19 May, President Doumbia-Henry welcomed a delegation from the French Marine Academy led by the Academy President, Admiral Alain Coldefy. The visit provided the opportunity to familiarize the delegation with WMU, its mission and achievements as well as to exchange ideas on potential areas of collaboration.
Mary S. Wisz (Ph.D. 2005 University of Cambridge, UK), Associate Professor, Marine Science. Dr. Wisz’ research aims to understand and predict how marine ecosystems respond to changes in climate and human activities. She uses dynamic spatial modelling tools that integrate information coming from many branches of the environmental sciences (e.g. oceanographics, biodiversity, ecosystem monitoring, fisheries, genetics), along with socioeconomics, to inform the ecological and economic consequences of management decisions.