The World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden is a postgraduate maritime university founded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), in 1983 and is IMO’s apex institution for postgraduate education and research in the maritime field. Established by an IMO Assembly Resolution, the aim of WMU is to further enhance the objectives and goals of IMO and IMO member states around the world through education, research, and capacity building to ensure safe, secure, and efficient shipping on clean oceans.
Maritime Affairs programme is designed to respond directly to the real needs of the maritime industry, both today and in planning for the future. University offers only postgraduate studies, meaning the students must have completed a relevant university education. In addition, students are expected to have worked in the industry for at least five years. over 3,000 students from 162 countries have graduated from WMU’s postgraduate programmes. WMU offers a doctoral programme in Maritime Affairs within the following research areas:
• Marine Environmental Management
• Maritime Administration: Law, Policy & Security
• Shipping & Port Management
• Maritime Technology & Education
• Maritime Risk & System Safety
• Maritime Energy
Parallel to the academic programmes, with roughly 15 on-going projects in areas such as mitigating invasive species in the arctic, risk assessment, Maritime Spatial Planning, e-navigation and safety of life at sea. The WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs was established in October 2002 and since 2011 has been published by Springer. The Journal of Maritime Affairs (WMU JoMA) was established in October 2002 and since 2011 has been published by Springer. WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs is for professionals in maritime administration, industry and education.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from World Maritime University that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.