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The “Second Regional Conference for the Americas” concludes in Veracruz, Mexico

The “Second Regional Conference for the Americas” concludes in Veracruz, Mexico

The Secretary of the Navy of Mexico and the President of the World Maritime University (WMU) closed the "Second Regional Conference for the Americas", which was held from 30 September to 2 October at the Heroic Naval Military School, in Antón Lizardo, Veracruz. The Conference was jointly organized by WMU and the Ports and Maritime Affairs Captaincy Unit (UNICAPAM) with the theme “Maritime Transport and Ocean Policies: Regional Perspectives for the Americas”.

The Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Admiral Eduardo Redondo Arámburo, opened the Conference on behalf of the Secretary of the Navy,

World Maritime Day 2019

World Maritime Day 2019

World Maritime Day 2019 will be celebrated at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) headquarters in London on 26 September. This year’s theme of "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, and to highlight the important - yet under-utilized - contribution of women within the maritime sector. 

WMU Empowering Women in the Maritime Community Conference Group Photo
Participants at the WMU Third

Orientation for Class of 2020 Sasakawa Fellowship Students

Orientation for Class of 2020 Sasakawa Fellowship Students

The Orientation for the new Sasakawa Fellowship Students in the Class of 2020 was held at WMU on 20 September in the Sasakawa Auditorium. The event is hosted annually by The Nippon Foundation to promote connections between the graduating Class and the incoming Sasakawa-sponsored students to foster future collaboration. The Class of 2019, with 30 Sasakawa Fellowship Students who will be graduating in November, welcomed the 28 Sasakawa Fellowship Students in the Class of 2020.
 
The Sasakawa Fellows Programme provides a global network to enable Sasakawa Fellows who graduate from WMU to support

Class of 2020 Inauguration, Malmö

Class of 2020 Inauguration, Malmö

Inauguration of the World Maritime University’s Class of 2020 MSc in Maritime Affairs, took place in the WMU Sasakawa Auditorium on 16 September. For this new academic year, 114 students from 53 countries are enrolled in the 14-month programme.

In welcoming the Class of 2020, President Doumbia-Henry acknowledged that many of the students have made sacrifices to study at WMU, leaving their families, jobs and support networks behind. She encouraged the Class to take advantage of the unique experience of studying at WMU where students learn together, live together in the student residence, and

WMU Contributes to ICES Annual Science Conference

WMU Contributes to ICES Annual Science Conference

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Annual Conference took place in Gothenburg, Sweden from 9 to 12 September 2019. Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University (WMU), delivered the opening session keynote address on “Setting the Scene for Science-Policy Needs and Challenges for Achieving SDG 14 from a Global Perspective.” 

Addressing Anthropogenic Underwater Noise

Addressing Anthropogenic Underwater Noise

The World Maritime University (WMU) and the Dr. Jens-Peter & Betsy Schlüter Foundation, with support of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), co-organized an international symposium on the topic of Anthropogenic Underwater Noise that took place in Hamburg, Germany on 10 September. High-ranking experts from international organizations and academic institutions reported on the topic and engaged in discussions with the participants. The event brought together over 120 participants to address the two main topics of sources and impacts of anthropogenic underwater noise, and international

WMU Contributes to 2019 World Maritime Day Parallel Event

WMU Contributes to 2019 World Maritime Day Parallel Event

This year’s World Maritime Day (WMD) Parallel Event was held in Cartagena, Colombia from 15-17 September on the 2019 theme of Empowering Women in the Maritime Community. The theme provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular Goal 5 - Gender Equality - to highlight the important, yet under-utilized, contribution of women within the maritime sector. Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University (WMU), delivered a keynote address at the event on the topic

WMU Class of 2019: China Graduations

WMU Class of 2019: China Graduations

Graduation ceremonies were held on 24 and 25 August in Shanghai and Dalian for 43 students in WMU’s two programmes in China. Since the programmes were founded in 2005, a total of 975 students have graduated from these two programmes that were designed to meet the maritime industry’s demand for high-level specialized professionals in China’s maritime market. Overall, Chinese students are the largest group of WMU Graduates marking a total number of 1,167 graduates since the establishment of WMU in 1983.

Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU, conferred the degrees. In her remarks, she

Capacity-Building, Gender Empowerment and the BBNJ Agreement

Capacity-Building, Gender Empowerment and the BBNJ Agreement

On 30 August at the United Nations Headquarters, as part of the Third Session of the Intergovernmental Conference on an international legally binding instrument under the UNCLOS on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University (WMU), delivered a keynote address at the side event entitled ‘Capacity-Building, Gender Empowerment and the BBNJ Agreement.’ The event had a particular focus on the special needs of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and how capacity

International Day 2019

International Day 2019

The annual WMU International Day celebration for 2019 was held on 17 August at the Henrik Smith Residence for students. The theme for this year’s event was “Unlocking Sustainable Development Through Culture and Harmony.” Nearly 300 people attended including students, staff, host families, friends and families of the students.  

Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, WMU President, welcomed the gathering. She highlighted the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda stating, “The world is waking up to the challenges facing us, and these challenges have been very well articulated by the United