Thu is working as Faculty Assistant, supporting the University’s MSc programme and academic activities. She obtained a Master of Laws from Lund University in 2015. Her previous experience includes, among others, working for Oxfam in Vietnam and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (Copenhagen, Denmark).
Today, 4 July 2017, marks the 34th anniversary of the founding of the World Maritime University (WMU). In the more than three decades since its founding in 1983, the University’s academic portfolio and student intake has expanded substantially as well as its mandate which today includes ocean affairs.
A cross-specialization symposium focused on Stakeholder Engagement for Maritime and Ocean Governance took place at WMU from 26 to 30 June. The seminar addressed the interdependency between the maritime and ocean environments and communities, including the need to clearly define and understand the various stakeholder roles and responsibilities required to ensure successful long-term interdependence and management of fragile ocean ecosystems.
President of WMU, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, the CEO of Marine Learning Systems, Mr Murray Goldberg, and the Vice-President of New Wave Media, Mr Greg Trauthwein, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 29 June.
The MoU establishes a partnership between the three organizations to conduct recurring global surveys on seafarer training practices in industry and sets out the guiding principles and terms by which WMU, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media will conduct these surveys as well as publicize the findings.
UN SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
On 12 June, the Class of 2018 MSc programme in Maritime Safety and Environmental Management (MSEM) was inaugurated in Dalian, China. The 15-month, intensive programme is delivered in cooperation with Dalian Maritime University (DMU). The incoming class includes 31 students from China and one from Thailand. The majority of the students come from China’s Maritime Safety Administration.
International Day of the Seafarer was designated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2010 as a way to recognize the contribution made by the world’s seafarers. Almost everything that we use and need in our daily lives is directly or indirectly affected by sea transport. Every year on 25 June, we take a moment to express our thanks to the World’s 1,2 million seafarers for their contribution to the world economy and our economic and social well-being.