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The social and cultural experiences students gain at WMU are of immense value in their professional and personal lives. Studying and living together at WMU gives students a unique opportunity to learn how to interact with people from so many different cultures. Instilling respect and appreciation for others gives students a life-skill that is invaluable in all arenas, but particularly in a business as global and as international as shipping. From a practical point of view, it gives WMU alumni an unrivalled network of friends and colleagues with whom to share and resolve various issues they face in the real world of the maritime community.

Mr. Koji Sekimizu IMO Secretary-General WMU Chancellor


Cover Photo: Class of 2013, ITF Seafarers’ Trust Fellows


The World Maritime University (WMU), in Malmö, Sweden, is a postgraduate maritime university under the United Nations, founded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 1983 as its premier institution for maritime postgraduate education, research, and capacity building.


WMU aspires to be the world’s leading maritime university for postgraduate education and research.


As a center of excellence for postgraduate maritime education, our mission is to serve the global maritime community through education, research, and capacity building to ensure safe, secure and efficient shipping on clean oceans. WMU: •

Contributes to maritime capacity building and the development of effective policies for the global maritime community

Helps build a sustainable world through maritime education and research

Educates future global maritime leaders, experts and professionals

Provides a forum for international collaboration on maritime transportation


WMU is governed by Charter and Statutes, approved by IMO Assembly, which is made up of delegations from 170 IMO Member States and 3 Associate Members. The WMU Board of Governors (BoG) is appointed by the IMO Secretary-General, Mr. Koji Sekimizu, and consists of 30 members, who each serve two-year renewable terms. The Board of Governors usually meets annually, chaired by WMU’s Chancellor, who to date has been the IMO SecretaryGeneral. The BoG reports to IMO Council which consists of the 40 leading maritime states. An 11-person Executive Board (EB) is appointed by the IMO Secretary-General to help facilitate the work of WMU, provide oversight between sessions of the BoG, give directions and guidelines as necessary, consider draft plans of work and budgets, report to the BoG, and meet no less than three times a year. Members of the EB serve renewable two-year terms. The current EB Chairman is Torben Skaanild, Secretary General/CEO of BIMCO (ret.).




Designed as a flexible research degree related to the IMO mission of safety, security, and environmental protection, the Ph.D. program offers specializations in: • • • • • •

Marine Environmental Management Maritime Energy Maritime Administration: Law, Policy & Security Maritime Risk & System Safety Maritime Technology & Education Shipping & Port Management

There is no deadline to apply and candidates are considered for enrollment throughout the year. Consisting of 240 ECTS credits, the program involves 3-6 years of study on a full-or part-time basis at WMU or elsewhere. Candidates who have completed part of a doctoral program at another institution may be granted advanced standing, in which case the minimum 12-month period of enrollment includes registration, one progression seminar, and the dissertation (120 ECTS credits). The Ph.D. tuition is a credit-based university fee that includes supervision, access to the library and research laboratories, and IT support. Application forms are available at Ph.D. Program Fees Registration Progression seminar 1 Progression seminar 2 Progression seminar 3 Progression seminar 4 Dissertation Total


20 credits 40 credits 40 credits 40 credits 40 credits 60 credits 240 credits

$3,000 $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $8,400 $33,400


The M.Sc. program in Malmö is designed for mid-career maritime professionals and meets the current needs of the maritime sector through six specializations: • • • • • •

Marine Environmental & Ocean Management Maritime Education & Training (and Organizational Leadership) Maritime Safety & Environmental Administration Maritime Law & Policy Port Management Shipping Management & Logistics

The standard 14-month program begins in September and consists of 90 ECTS credits. The first term (24 ECTS credits) lays the foundation for successful graduate studies including research methodology. Throughout the second and third specialization terms (40 ECTS credits), the program integrates academic subjects with real-world applications through the field study program and Visiting Professors from the maritime sector. In the fourth and final term (26 ECTS credits), students deepen their knowledge in their main field of study while simultaneously broadening their knowledge base through explanation of the other specializations. M.Sc. Program Fees Tuition, including requisite insurance (medical, life, accident) Field Study Program

$22,000 $4,000

Total University Fee


Student costs for the 14-month program are around $26,500 to cover accommodation in the student residence, basic living expenses, and airfare home. Applications are considered by the Admissions Board on a competitive basis. Entry requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject (science, law, technology, social sciences) or a Master Mariner/Chief Engineer certificate of competency, plus computer skills, and solid English language ability and demonstrated by a standard, international test of English. Application forms and more information are available at Admission to the WMU ESSP: TOEFL: 61 – 79, IELTS bands 5.0 and 5.5 Admission to the standard M.Sc. program: TOEFL: 80+, IELTS band 6.0+


English & Study Skills Program (ESSP) - Malmö, Sweden The ESSP is a 3-month program that begins in June. Open to students joining WMU’s standard M.Sc. program, or to independent students, the curriculum is designed to upgrade the English language competencies of the participants to a postgraduate level. Roughly 30% of Malmö M.Sc. students join ESSP. Fees for the program, including tuition and the requisite insurance (medical, life, accident), are $5,300. An additional $4,700 is required to cover accommodation and basic living expenses. Donor Fellowships A limited number of full fellowships are available to Malmö M.Sc. students annually on a competitive basis. The majority of the fellowships are awarded to employees of maritime administrations. A full 14-month fellowship is valued at $52,500. In addition to full fellowships for the 14-month program, some donors provide ESSP fellowships valued at $10,000 to cover both university fees and student costs for the ESSP program. Some fellowships cover university fees only with a value of $26,000. In the Class of 2014, students are supported by fellowships offered by the following donors: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Ocean Policy Research Foundation of Japan (22) International Maritime Organization (7) Government of Germany (6) American Bureau of Shipping (5) Government of Korea (4) TK Foundation (4) International Transport Workers’ Federation (3) BP Shipping (2) Gard AS (1) Government of Turkey (1) Lloyd’s Register Foundation (1) World Nuclear transport Institute (1)

Gender WMU is actively working to implement the UN Millenium Development Goal regarding the empowerment of women. Until the late 1990s, female students made up less than 5% of the Malmö intake. A recruitment strategy with strong support from fellowship donors has resulted in the proportion of female students rising to around a third of the annual intake. Almost a quarter of WMU faculty are female.




Field Study Program Students in the Malmö M.Sc. in Maritime Affairs benefit from a unique program of global field studies at host organizations such as shipping companies, ports authorities, maritime administrations, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations around the world. Cooperation with a range of global institutions offers students a unique opportunity to experience the application of the latest theories and technologies in real-life maritime situations, and to forge bonds with a global network of maritime professionals. Field studies are a highlight of the WMU experience and vary each year by specialization. Typical destinations include: Marine Environmental & Ocean Management • Canada • Germany • Malta • The Netherlands Maritime Education & Training (and Organizational Leadership) • France • The Netherlands • Portugal • United Kingdom Maritime Law & Policy • Chile • Denmark



Maritime Safety & Environmental Administration • Egypt • Germany • Korea • Turkey Port Management • Denmark • Germany


Shipping Management & Logistics • Denmark • Germany • Greece




M.Sc. ITL PROGRAM SHANGHAI, CHINA The M.Sc. in International Transport & Logistics (ITL) is intended for maritime professionals. Established in 2005, the program is delivered on the campus of Shanghai Maritime University utilizing WMU’s entry requirements, grading, and quality assurance processes. The intensive program begins in March each year. Delivered in English, the program consists of 43 credits (~86 EC) delivered over 17 months (including 2 months summer holidays). Tuition is RMB 76,000 (~US$ 12,000). At least RMB 70,000 (~US$ 11,000) is required to live in Shanghai for the 17-month study period, including accommodation, food, and study materials. M.Sc. MSEM PROGRAM DALIAN, CHINA The M.Sc. in Maritime Safety & Environmental Management (MSEM) in Dalian is aimed at the professionals involved in Maritime Safety and Marine Environment Protection. Established in 2005, the program is delivered on the campus of Dalian Maritime University utilizing WMU’s entry requirements, grading, and quality assurance processes. Beginning in July each year, the program consists of 43 credits (~86 EC) delivered over 14 months. The program is taught in English and tuition is RMB 76,000 (~US$ 12,000). At least RMB 50,000 (~US$ 8,000) is required to live in Dalian for the 14-month study period, including accommodation, food, and study materials. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN MARINE INSURANCE BY DISTANCE LEARNING The Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Insurance, delivered in collaboration with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, is a distance learning program that enables students based anywhere in the world to study marine insurance at the highest level. A specific aim of the program, now in its 8th year, is to enable professionals in the marine insurance industry to attain an academic qualification. The tuition is GBP 4,995.


“The excellence that WMU has achieved in providing a variety of education, research opportunities, outreach programs, and specialized courses to the world maritime community is a matter of great pride. The principal goal of creating a parity between the expertise and knowledge of developed and developing nations has been and will continue to be served. The mission of uniting the world maritime community so that they are able to follow and interpret the global regime of maritime protocols and conventions is realized. At my age of 93 years, I feel fortunate to have lived to see the high water mark of achievements of the World Maritime University.� Dr. C.P. Srivastava, Chancellor Emeritus and former IMO Secretary-General 8 July 1920 - 22 July 2013



Since 2006, WMU has led more than 90 Executive and Professional Development Courses (EPDC) for more than 2,000 maritime professionals in various locations around the world. Providing mid-career updating and knowledge sharing for maritime professionals, EPDCs range in length from a few days to several weeks. The blend of academic expertise and hands-on practical experience can be immediately applied in the workplace. Topics addressed meet current and future needs of the maritime market, particularly in key IMO-mandated areas. More information can be found at Climate Change Impacts on the Maritime Sector Container Terminal Performance and Planning with a Simulation Technique Contemporary Issues in Integrated Coastal Zone Management Contemporary Issues in Maritime Economics, Transport, and Risk Management Contemporary Issues in the Cruise Industry Economic Modeling of Shipping Markets Energy Management Through Ship Design and Operation Flag State and Port State Control Freight Derivatives and Risk Management Handling, Stowage and Carriage of Dangerous Goods IMO Ballast Water Management Convention – Compliance and Enforcement Information Communication Technologies for Maritime Education and Training International Trade & Transport Maritime Casualty Investigation Maritime English – Upgrading Teaching Competencies Offshore Reception Facilities Port Management, Policy Issues, and Cabotage Operations Port State Control Ship Finance and Investments The Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment and the Law of the Sea Training for Maritime Assessors and for Maritime Instructors


Open-enrollment courses are offered in Malmö, as well as at locations around the world. All courses are led by highly qualified WMU faculty and partner consultants. In addition to the open-enrollment courses, modular courses may be selected from any of the six specializations of the M.Sc. in Maritime Affairs program.



WMU offers customized executive courses, in Malmö or at requested locations around the world to meet the educational requirements of a particular organization. WMU’s educational expertise, high-caliber instructors, international environment, and close relationship with the client ensure the effective achievement of course objectives. Participants strengthen relationships with colleagues through course interactivity, encouraging critical thinking about themselves and their role in their organization. A close relationship is established between the client and WMU’s executive education staff from the initial course design. Joint efforts are made to ensure that problems encountered by the organization are thoroughly analyzed and the key issues clearly identified. This allows for the teaching and learning objectives to be well formulated, corresponding program curricula drafted, and the most suitable instructors selected. For details about customized courses, contact the Director of Executive Education, Dr. Ilias Visvikis,


Since 2008, WMU has organized and hosted a range of successful international maritime conferences, often co-hosted with international organizations, such as IMO, UNEP, and the EU. These events attract eminent keynote speakers and participants from government, industry, and academia around the globe. Previous conferences include: Emerging Ballast Water Treatment Systems, Oil Spill Risk Management, Piracy at Sea, Ship Recycling, and Shipping Corporate Social Responsibility. 2014 Conference Maritime Women: Global Leadership, 31 March – 01 April 13

ALUMNI With 3,663 alumni from 165 countries, WMU has a remarkable presence in the maritime sector. WMU graduates hold key positions as ministers of transport, heads of ports, heads of maritime education institutes, director generals, and many represent their countries at international organizations such as the IMO. The alumni maintain close ties with each other creating a unique maritime global network that increases by ~200 graduates annually. Prominent alumni include Nicolaos Charalambous (M.Sc. 1986 MSA(E)) of Cyprus, Director of the Technical Cooperation Division at IMO; Captain Mohamed Suleiman El-Dalabieh (M.Sc. 1990 PSA) Executive Manager, Jordan Shipping Association; HE Ismet Yılmaz (M.Sc. 1990 TMS) Minister of National Defence for the Republic of Turkey; Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr. (M.Sc. 1994 MSA(N)) of the Philippines, WMU Professor and Administrator of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA); Rear Admiral Iván Valenzuela Bosne (M.Sc. 1994 MSA(N)) Director of Marine Safety, Security and Operations for Armada de Chile; Gao Deyi of China (M.Sc. 1995 MET(N)) Deputy Director, Shanghai Municipal Education Commission; HE Ambassador Rossette Nyirinkindi Katungye (M.Sc. 1997 (MEP)) of Uganda, Deputy Head of Uganda’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva; and Roldolfo D. Isorena (M.Sc. 2002 MSEP) Commandant, Philippine Coast Guard. Graduates Malmö Standard M.Sc. Malmö Accelerated M.Sc. Shanghai M.Sc. Dalian M.Sc. PGD Marine Insurance Ph.D. Lund LLM

2014 Projected 118 7 41 47 28 19 0*

2013 102 4 31 41 28 0 0*


2012 98 3 30 34 24 1 19

since 1983 2,665 170 292 303 166 9 58 3,663

*program has concluded


Countries with the most WMU Graduates Country


China 774* Nigeria 161 Philippines 130 India 121 Indonesia 120 Viet Nam 100 Islamic Republic of Iran 87 Bangladesh 84 Ghana 83 Korea, Republic of 69 United Republic of Tanzania 69 Kenya 65 Thailand 63 Egypt 56 Sri Lanka 55 Malaysia 47 Saudi Arabia 45 Myanmar 44 Pakistan 44 Algeria 39 Cameroon 37 Greece 36 Turkey 36 Mozambique 32 Ethiopia 31 Colombia 29 Chile 28 Jamaica 28 Liberia 27 Japan 26 Malawi 26 Sierra Leone 26 Venezuela 26 Trinidad & Tobago 25 Mexico 24 Panama 24 Senegal 24 Tunisia 24



Peru Somalia Cambodia Cape Verde Lithuania United Kingdom Argentina Cote d’Ivoire Benin Ecuador Russian Federation Sweden United States of America Jordan Germany Madagascar Cyprus Guinea Sudan Morocco Uganda Brazil Gambia Yemen Fiji Guyana Honduras Mauritania Ukraine Republic of Congo Dominican Republic Haiti Maldives Angola Eritrea Namibia Bahrain Iraq

*Includes the 595 M.Sc. graduates from the outreach programs in Shanghai and Dalian

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FACULTY WMU has an international faculty of 23 resident members, plus research associates, from countries spanning the globe. There are also more than 150 Visiting Professors and Guest Lecturers from around the world, of which 106 came to Malmö in 2013. Professors

Year of joining Country

B. Kjerfve, Ph.D., President N. A. Bellefontaine, MMM, Vice-President (Academic) L. Hildebrand, Ph.D., Canadian Chair O. Lindén, Ph.D., Nippon Foundation Chair S. Ma, Ph.D., Vice-President (International) M. Mejia, Ph.D. S-H. Moon, Ph.D., INMARSAT Chair T. Nakazawa, Ph.D. (Part-time) J.-U. Schröder-Hinrichs, Dr-Ing, Nippon Foundation Chair

2009 2006 2013 2004 1995 1998 2008 2004 2000

USA/Sweden Canada Canada Sweden China Philippines Korea Japan Germany

Associate Professors M. Baldauf, Dr-Ing 2009 C. W. Cole, B.Ed. (Hons) 1984 P. Donner, LLM, Associate Academic Dean 1995 A. Fakhry, Ph.D., LLM, MMM 2014 M. Manuel, Ph.D., Nippon Foundation Chair 2013 M. C. Romero Lares, Dr-Iur 2011 Y. Takei, Ph.D., LLM 2014 I. Visvikis, Ph.D. 2012 A. Ölçer, Ph.D. 2012

Germany UK Finland Lebanon/ Canada Ghana Venezuela Japan Greece Turkey

Assistant Professors L. Froholdt, Ph.D.

2013 Denmark/NZ

Lecturers J. Bolmsten, M.Sc. M. Kitada, Ph.D. A. Pazaver, MA E. Williams, MA (seconded from the US Coast Guard)

2005 2011 2004 2012

Sweden Japan Canada USA

Research Associates A. Kataria, MBA J. Madjidian, Ph.D. H. Nilsson, B.Sc. 16

2013 India 2013 Sweden 2011 Sweden


The uniqueness of WMU lies in the diversity of our students with a variety of professional backgrounds, and each year’s graduating class typically includes students from more than 40 countries. The culmination of this diversity is the network of WMU graduates in the global maritime industry. WMU is the place for individuals who want to make a difference in the world maritime sector.� Daniel Seong-Hyeok Moon, Professor


Professors Emeriti Country P. Muirhead, Ph.D. P. K. Mukherjee, Ph.D. Adjunct Professors

Australia Canada

S. Cross, Ph.D. The Netherlands C. Cushing, Ph.D. USA B. Leonard, M.Ed. Canada S. Menefee, SJD. USA G. Muller, M.Sc. USA K. Zeya, M.Sc. Myanmar External Examiners

A. Chircop, Ph.D. Canada W. Ritchie, Ph.D. Scotland


RESEARCH Research is part of WMU’s mission and was prioritized in the Strategic Vision Plan 2014 - 2018. Research projects in 2014 will generate a gross income of ~$457,000. The research budget is not part of the regular WMU operational budget; income must equal expenditure, therefore research does not generate a net profit. Besides EU funding, WMU is a contractor for IMO and UN agency projects, as well as other maritime organizations worldwide. Funds from research projects support Research Associates and Research Assistants, and have extended WMU’s publication record, reputation, and international impact.

Current projects ACCSEAS*, 2012 - 2015, ACCessibility for Shipping, Efficiency Advantages and Sustainability. Baltic Port Species, 2013 - 2014, Aims to solidify a strong partnership for the PortBasin project focusing on development of methodologies to meet BWMC requirements. CyClaDes*, 2012 - 2015, Crew-centered design and operations of ships and ship systems. Energy Efficiency, 2014 - 2015, Aims to develop a Decision Support System (DSS) to improve energy efficiency of ship operations within SEEMP. HERRING, 2012 - 2015, Sustainable management of the South Baltic region’s ecosystem resource herring. HNS Materials in Swedish Ports, 2013 - 2014, Inventory of dangerous goods in Swedish harbours. Invasives in the Arctic, 2012 - 2016, Assessing and mitigating environmental impacts of shipping in the Arctic. MARE-WINT*, 2012 - 2015, New MAterials and REliability in offshore WINd Turbines technology. MG&CSR, 2013 - 2016, A concept of Maritime Governance (MG) in maritime administrations of developing nations and lessons from Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the maritime industry. MONALISA 2.0, 2013 - 2015, WMU leads sub-activity to integrate environmental sensitivity data and dynamic route planning within Marine Spatial Plans. 20

North Sea Ballast Water Opportunity, 2009 - 2014, Development of future strategies in ballast water policies and management, and the issue of aquatic invasive species. One World Classroom, 2013 - 2014, Examines feasibility of adopting the concept of virtual institution to MET scenarios. PACE Sri Lanka, 2013 - 2016, Population assessment of cetaceans in the marine ecosystem of the Bay of Bengal. PartiSEApate, 2012 - 2014, Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) within the Pomeranian Bight. PGMS, 2014 - 2015, A Corporate Social Responsibility awareness program to enhance capacity building in good governance of multi-cultural employees and safe operations. PROMERC, 2014 - 2016, Aims to reduce vulnerability of EU merchant fleets and maritime supply lines to criminal abduction and extortion. SAIL, 2013 - 2015, Sustainable Approaches and Innovative Liaisons aimed at exploring and promoting merchant wind assisted sailing in a Triple Helix (science, economy, public) approach. SeaTalk, 2013 - 2015, Creation of a qualification framework for effective communication at sea. *The Maritime Risk and Safety (MaRiSa) Research Group was established in 2009 and is currently headed by Prof. Schrรถder-Hinrichs and Assoc. Prof. Baldauf 21



University Building WMU’s building is a gift-in-kind from the City of Malmö and the University’s current 2,600m2 home dates from the 1960s. In late 2014, thanks to the continued generosity of the City of Malmö, WMU will move to the historic Tornhuset building in the city center. Combined with a dramatic new addition designed by renowned architect Kim Utzon in partnership with Tyrone Cobcroft, the new location will provide WMU with 6,000m2 of outstanding facilities for growth and expansion including a large auditorium and new research facilities. The City of Malmö is generously providing the building, yet additional support is needed to equip the facilities to the highest standard. For information see page 32 or visit Library The WMU Library offers a specialized resource for the university’s core activities. The print collection consists of more than 20,000 titles, including books, reports, and documents from IMO and other UN agencies, audio-visual materials, and over 1,700 WMU dissertations. The library maintains a core of 350 periodical print titles, and has access to thousands more in electronic format via database subscriptions and commercial maritime web sites. The library portal address is WMU Journal & Book Series During the past decade, the WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs has become a well-recognized, leading maritime journal. In 2010, WMU signed a publishing and distribution contract with Springer Verlag to increase the subscription and publication impact. In 2012 an additional contract was signed with Springer establishing the book series WMU Studies in Maritime Affairs. The first titles, Farthing on International Shipping by Dr. Proshanto K. Mukherjee and Mark Brownrigg, and Maritime Piracy edited by Dr. Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr., Dr. Chie Kojima, and Mark Sawyer were published in 2013. Dr. Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs and Dr. Larry Hildebrand serve as co-editors. Each electronic issue of the Journal contains at least four open access articles, increasing citations and expanding the global impact of the Journal. Henrik Smith Residence The majority of WMU students in Malmö live at the Henrik Smith Residence (HSR), located 3 km from WMU. HSR has 216 single study-bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and access to cooking facilities. Rooms at HSR may be rented by non-students during low residency periods.


FINANCES WMU’s total budget in 2013 was a 40% increase over 2012, resulting in a net budget surplus for the past three years. WMU relies on voluntary contributions without any guarantee of continued support from year to year. In contrast, universities worldwide receive the majority of their income from their government, as OECD figures demonstrate ( In Europe, on average, the government contributes 74% of universities’ funding. IMO, which is WMU’s equivalent of a national government, contributes 3% of the annual operational budget. Sweden, WMU’s host country, contributes 30-40% annually. Japan is a vital contributor, both to the operational budget (Nippon Foundation Professorial Chairs) and in the form of student fellowships (Ocean Policy Research Foundation). However, WMU relies on a narrow donor base, which makes it vulnerable to global events such as the 2008 financial crisis. WMU’s sources of funding according to country of origin is shown below: Origin of Income by Country

2013 2014 (% of Gross Income (% of Gross Income $12,780,000)* $14,397,000)*

Sweden Japan Nigeria Republic of South Africa People’s Republic of China IMO – Technical Cooperation United Kingdom Republic of Korea Canada EU SAFEMED Project Others

Malmö City (in-kind, equivalent to) United States (in-kind, equivalent to)

29% 16% 8% - 6% 3% 2% 2% 1% 1% 32% 9% 2%

26% 15% 7% 6% 5% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 33% 6% 2%

“Education is the best way to understand ourselves and others. WMU encourages culture exchange and contacts across boundaries. Education and diversity in combination are strong factors contributing to understanding and peaceful living. WMU has enriched Malmö, contributing knowledge and adding another international touch to the city.”


Ilmar Reepalu, Chairman, Malmö City Board (ret.)


DEVELOPMENT WMU depends almost entirely on voluntary contributions to support student fellowships. Donations can be made to support partial or full fellowships as well as Professional Chairs. Academic Donations •

University fee student fellowships covering tuition and field studies

$26,000 each

Full student fellowships covering tuition, field studies, accommodation and living costs

$52,500 each

Limited-term Professional Chair for 5 years


Commemorative Professorial Chair, endowed in perpetuity


As WMU prepares to move to the heart of Malmö in 2014, there are additional opportunities to support the University’s education, research, and capacity building mission by sponsoring specific spaces within the new premises. Naming opportunities are available for spaces such as the main auditorium, library and research labs, to commemorate the generosity of donors. The China Classification Society, Class NK, Korean Register of Shipping, Shindong Digital, Gard AS, BP Shipping, and others have already contributed to the new WMU facilities. Renderings of the new building can be found on page 32.




DONOR FOCUS The Nippon Foundation With the graduating Class of 2013, a milestone in extraordinary support of WMU and the global maritime network was reached by The Nippon Foundation, and associated Ocean Policy Research Foundation (OPRF). The 23 recent graduates bring the total number of Sasakawa Fellows sponsored directly by the Foundation to 511, totaling over USD 21.5 million. Established in 1987, the WMU Sasakawa Fellowship Program is funded by The Nippon Foundation, and administered by OPRF. Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa, is carrying on the philanthropic work of his father, and first Chairman of the Foundation, Ryoichi Sasakawa. Upon graduation, the Class of 2013 Fellows joined the global network of individuals whose lives have been changed by accepting their roles as Sasakawa Fellows. The Foundation’s goals for social innovation aim to achieve a society where people support one another. Their mission statement maintains that “Everyone has a role to play: citizens, corporations, nonprofit organizations, government, and international bodies. By forging networks among these actors, The Nippon Foundation serves as a hub for the world’s wisdom, experience, and human resources, giving individuals the capacity to change society - the hope that they can make a difference.”


2013 WMU Sasakawa Fellows with WMU President Björn Kjerfve, and Mitsuyuki Unno, Executive Director of The Nippon Foundation

Second only to WMU’s host country of Sweden, The Nippon Foundation, through OPRF, is the largest fellowship donor to the University, providing 22-25 new awards on an annual basis. Together with other Japanese donors including the Shipbuilders’ Association of Japan, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK), the Japanese Shipowners’ Association, Nippon Kaiji Kentei Kyokai (NKKK), Oshima Shipbuilding Co. and Namura Shipbuilding Co. the total number of WMU Sasakawa Fellows is 521 from 60 countries. In addition to the Fellowships that cover all tuition and living expenses, since 1993 The Nippon Foundation has hosted a week-long field study to Japan for Sasakawa Fellowship Students and since 2001 has regularly hosted Sasakawa Fellow gatherings. Aside from the extraordinary support for students, The Nippon Foundation has further supported the capacity building mission of WMU by sponsoring Professorial Chairs beginning with one annually in 2003 and increasing to two annually in 2011 for a total of 4.4 million USD. In addition, the Foundation provides support for numerous conferences and events connected with WMU. The vision of The Nippon Foundation, and their long-standing support of WMU, has created an extraordinary network of maritime professionals promoting the social innovation ideals of the Foundation while focusing on capacity building within their nations. The Foundation’s inspirational generosity is undoubtedly contributing to a global community instilled with hope that as individuals, we can make a difference.



The vision of WMU took shape at the beginning of the 1980s when IMO identified a shortage of well-qualified, highly educated maritime experts, particularly in lesser developed nations. To address this gap, the IMO endeavored to found an institution to support Member States with the high-level education necessary to implement international Conventions. In determining the institution’s location, then IMO Secretary-General Dr. C.P. Srivastava, approached the Swedish Ministry of Transport who welcomed the idea and Malmö was determined as the home of the institution. With the financial support of the Swedish government, the City of Malmö, and private donations, the World Maritime University (WMU) was inaugurated on 4 July 1983. It is clear that 30 years later, WMU’s influence is significant, widespread, and growing as it continues to serve the international maritime community through expanded degree offerings, professional development courses, distance learning, international conferences, and research. WMU is continuing its mission to serve IMO as their centre of excellence for postgraduate maritime education.


The 30th anniversary was celebrated throughout 2013 beginning with the official anniversary date of 4 July with WMU staff and students in Malmö. This was closely followed by a particularly festive International Day hosted by the students on 6 July at the Henrik Smith Residence. On 10 July an anniversary reception was hosted at IMO, with a constellation of prominent guests and a significant number of alumni as well as current long-serving WMU staff, it was a momentous occassion. Former IMO Secretary-Generals and WMU Chancellors, William O’Neil and Efthimios E. Mitropoulos were in attendance, and a message of congratulations from WMU’s founding father, Chancellor Emeritus and former IMO Secretary-General C.P. Srivastava was delivered by the current SecretaryGeneral and WMU Chancellor, Mr. Koji Sekimizu. During the graduation weekend, an Anniversary Dinner was co-hosted by the City of Malmö. Nearly 250 guests and WMU staff were welcomed to a formal dinner in the Old City Hall. The final event of the year was the graduation ceremony on 24 November with guests of honor H.E. Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd, Minister for Infrastructure, Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications for Sweden, and Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., Commandant, United States Coast Guard, USA. In addition to the anniversary and overall achievement of WMU in the past three decades, 2013 was an extraordinary year with record enrollment. As WMU looks ahead to the next 30 years, it is clear the future is bright.



With 30 years of increased growth and activity, it is no surprise that WMU has outgrown its current facilities. At the close of 2014, WMU will move to Tornhuset, the historic Old Harbour Master’s Building in the center of Malmö. The centuryold Tornhuset is a major city landmark that will be supplemented with a dramatic new addition. In total, the nearly 6,000m2 will essentially double WMU’s current floor space providing a multi-purpose academic complex enabling WMU students, faculty, researchers, and staff, the opportunity to collaborate in stateof-the-art facilities. An architectural competition was held by the City of Malmö to select the best possible design for the extension to Tornhuset. The winning proposal was submitted by the renowned Danish architect, Kim Utzon, of Kim Utzon Architects in collaboration with the Australian architect Tyrone James Cobcroft, of Terroir Architects. Centered on the concept of an “urban hinge,” the architects’ approach to the extension was to link the historic city center of Malmö to the docklands. The new premises offer immense opportunities for academic growth with cutting-edge research labs, modern teaching spaces, and video-conferencing facilities. The library will quadruple in size and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs will be able to grow alongside WMU’s Professional Development Course portfolio. In addition, with world-class auditoria and seminar rooms, the University will be able to host international conferences in-house. The City of Malmö is generously providing the building and furnishings, and WMU is responsible for equipping the facilities to the highest standard with research equipment, GIS, database development, and e-learning technology. For information on how to contribute to the new facilities visit WMU is honored to be offered a home in the landmark Tornhuset that played such a vital maritime role and contributed significantly to the economic development of the city and region. As an integral part of the Malmö skyline, and with a stunning new addition, the academic complex will substantially enhance WMU’s ability to serve the global maritime community.



CONTACT INFORMATION President Professor Björn Kjerfve, Ph.D. Vice-President Academic Professor Neil Bellefontaine, M.M.M. Vice-President International Director of WMU Shanghai Centre Professor Shuo Ma, Ph.D. Director of Research Professor Olof Lindén, Ph.D. Director of Administration Anders Ihr, MBA Finance Leo Viajar, Atty, CPA, MBA Human Resources Officer Marco Batista, B.A. Librarian Chris Hoebeke, M.A. Registrar Student Admissions / Fellowships Sue Jackson, M.A. Student Services Lyndell Lundahl, B.A. Communications Maia Brindley Nilsson, M.Sc.


World Maritime University Visiting Address: Citadellsvägen 29 Postal Address: P.O. Box 500 SE 201 24 Malmö, Sweden Phone: +46 40 356 300 Email: WMU Shanghai Centre Room 308, Huoshan Road 150 Shanghai 200082 People’s Republic of China Phone: +86 21 65800358 Mobile: +86 1371 8723459 Email: / Shanghai ITL M.Sc. Program Shanghai Maritime University No.1336 Dongming Road Pudong District Shanghai 200126 People’s Republic of China Phone / Fax: +86 21 5860 5519 Mobile: +86 1381 8630996 Email: Dalian MSEM M.Sc. Program Dalian Maritime University 1 Linghai Road Dalian, Liaoning 116026 People’s Republic of China Phone: +86 41 184727540 Email: International Maritime Organization 4, Albert Embankment London SEI 7SR United Kingdom Phone: +44 20 7735 7611 Email:


All dates refer to Malmรถ unless otherwise noted 31 March - 01 April - Maritime Women: Global Leadership International Conference 05 - 06 May - Annual Board of Governors Meeting 12 - 23 May - Non-Teaching Period

23 June - English & Study Skills Program (ESSP) begins

28 July - 01 August - Non-Teaching Period, Malmรถ (excluding ESSP) 04 August - Class of 2014 Fourth Term begins 23 August - Graduation, Shanghai 24 August - Graduation, Dalian

08 September - Class of 2015, Orientation

15 September - Class of 2015, First Term begins 25 September - World Maritime Day

31 October - Class of 2014, Fourth Term ends

01 - 02 November - Class of 2014, Graduation Weekend 12 December - Class of 2015, First Term ends

15 December 2014 - 09 January 2015 - Non-Teaching Period

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