Karl Laubstein

Dr. Laubstein has held a succession of senior management posts with the Canadian Government since 1977 because of his experience as a senior government official in the maritime field, his academic training and university experience in Canada and in developing countries, and his background in the merchant marine.

C.P. Srivastava

C.P. Srivastava was born on 8 July 1920 and was educated in Lucknow, India (BA, MA, LLB). He started his career as a civil servant in India, serving as the district administrator in Meerut and Lucknow, and then went on to the post of Joint Secretary to the Indian Prime Minister's office of the late Lal Bahadur Shastri from 1964-1966.

William O'Neil

Mr O’Neil was elected Secretary-General of the IMO for a first term of Office beginning in 1990, a second term beginning in 1994, a third term beginning in 1998 and a further two-year term from 2002 to 2004. He graduated in civil engineering from the University of Toronto in his native Canada in 1949 and served in various positions with the Federal Department of Transport and was particularly closely associated with the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority.

Efthimios E. Mitropoulos

Efthimios (Thimio) E. Mitropoulos was born in Piraeus, Greece, on 30 May 1939, to a genuinely maritime family, being the son of a merchant navy chief engineer officer father and of a mother the daughter of a shipmaster and owner of brigantines and schooners captained by his sons. The family comes from Galaxidi, a major Greek maritime centre during the tall ships' era.

In 1957 he entered the Aspropyrgos Merchant Marine Academy and, in 1958, was appointed Captain of the Academy. He graduated with honours in 1959 as chief of his class.

Ultimately, how you contribute to the WMU student education depends on the level of donation you would like to make, how regularly you feel able to contribute, your area of interest and whether you are giving as an individual or through an organization, such as a company or a foundation.

The WMU mission is to serve the global maritime community as the International Maritime Organization’s apex institution for high-level maritime education, in furtherance of IMO’s aims and objectives.

Students who cannot secure funding in their home countries can be considered for one of the fellowships that are made available each year by a number of international donors. The majority of these fellowships cover the full costs of studying at the University (except the journey to Malmö), but others may cover only the tuition fee.

World Maritime University is an independent academic maritime institution under the auspices of the United Nations. As such our students cannot claim study support from the Swedish government or any other EU state.
Since its founding in 1983, the World Maritime University has been a leader in education and research for the international maritime community, including governmental, public and commercial sectors.

As one of the most developed municipalities and major hubs of China, Dalian offers countless opportunities and attractions to guests from around the world. Every year, a great number of domestic and international tourists draw their attention either to the Tiger Beach for its pole aquarium or to the peaceful Binhai Road for an inspiring view of the Yellow Sea.