As President of the WMU, it gives me enormous pleasure and pride to present our Professional Development Programme. WMU is the global center of excellence for postgraduate maritime education, research and capacity building. With the strength of its solid track record, it is well placed to offer programmes that meet the educational and capacity building needs of maritime and ocean constituents, including the relevant industry actors. These programmes are offered through distance learning and e-learning modalities, complementing our other academic programmes delivered at our headquarters in Malmö and campuses in China.
It is my hope that you will find our Postgraduate programmes relevant and responsive to your needs as well as that of the broader marine and ocean constituents. I am therefore inviting you to join one of our programmes as an investment well worth making. We have a commitment to the highest level of academic and professional standards.
The World Maritime University (WMU) operates under the auspices of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), a specialised agency of the United Nations. WMU thus enjoys the status, privileges and immunities of a UN institution in Sweden.
WMU is truly an organisation by and for the international maritime community. Its basic aim is to further enhance the objectives and goals of IMO and IMO member states around the world. It operates on the basis of a Charter adopted by the IMO Assembly, and is accountable to the IMO Secretary-General, Council and Assembly, and to an international Board of Governors composed of representatives of some 50 different governmental, industry, labour and educational bodies