On 13 April 2015, WMU relocated to splendid new facilities that will provide the opportunity to work and learn in a state-of-the-art academic environment. Thanks to the generosity of the City of Malmö, WMU will occupy a multi-purpose academic complex offering almost 6,000m2, of assignable area. This will allow our M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs to grow, alongside our Professional Development Course portfolio, and enable WMU to host international conferences at the University, substantially expanding our service to the global maritime community.
The ARTWEI Project commenced in March 2010 and will last for three years. In mid-October 2011 the project's fourth international meeting was arranged and held at the World Maritime University.
The meeting focused on the Sound and the collaboration between Sweden and Denmark on marine issues in the strait. The question of increased marine protection in the Baltic Sea through the establishment of a marine national park or sanctuary were discussed.
WMU was delighted to welcome Mr. Dwight C. R. Gardiner, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the IMO, who delivered a lecture to all students on 20 October.
Mr. Gardiner is one of our eminent graduates - Maritime Safety Administration, Class of 1990 - and took as one of the themes of his lecture his time at WMU and its impact on his subsequent career. He also examined the challenges facing his country, a major flag State, and the Caribbean region as a whole.
On 17-19 October, the World Maritime University and the International Maritime Organization hosted the International Conference on Piracy at Sea (ICOPAS 2011) in Malmö, Sweden. The Conference featured presentations from over 40 subject matter experts representing militaries, governments, special interest groups, academia, and non-government organizations. Over 400 individuals participated in the Conference.
During the Conference, all attendees worked diligently on a Conference declaration to summarize the discussions at the Conference as well as commit resources and expertise in solving this complex issue. Upon consensus of the Conference attendees, the MALMÖ DECLARATION was adopted and can be viewed below.
WMU is grateful for the sponsors and the overwhelming support from maritime stakeholders to make this event an overwhelming success, not to mention bring the issue of piracy and the effects on seafarers and their families to the forefront.
The 8th International Symposium "Information on Ships" with speakers from Canada, Korea, Japan and other European was held in Germany's historic Hanseatic city Hamburg on 15th and 16th September. The World Maritime University was represented by , Dr.-Ing. Michael Baldauf, the coordinator of the Swedish-German EU project ADOPTMAN, presented his paper on the technical development of e-Navigation related solutions for enhanced onboard support in case of a person overboard accident.