Our programmes of study
The University was established in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to increase the number of highly qualified specialist maritime personnel in countries across the world. With such specialists, international maritime conventions can be implemented for the benefit of the whole global community. Maritime safety can be improved, the marine environment better protected, and international shipping and ports made more efficient. Specialists in developing countries can make sure that economic growth in the maritime field is sustainable, with integrated planning for the oceans allowing each sector to develop without damage to any other.
Beyond these immediate practical aims, the University is a forum for people of many nationalities in both the student body and the faculty to participate in teaching and learning. Our goals are to foster tolerance, to encourage international co-operation, to solve international maritime problems, and to co-ordinate action internationally.
WMU educates people for the benefit of their countries. Our students benefit from the postgraduate maritime education we offer. As WMU graduates, they return to their home countries and, in turn, transfer their newly gained expertise to colleagues, helping their nations to achieve the highest practicable standards in maritime transportation and development.
The University is active across a broad spectrum of postgraduate programmes.