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World Maritime University (WMU) and IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI)


World Maritime University (WMU)

The World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden is a postgraduate maritime university founded in 1983 by the IMO. The mission of WMU is to be the world centre of excellence in postgraduate maritime and oceans education, professional training and research, while building global capacity and promoting sustainable development. WMU is an organization established by and for the international maritime community and is committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Agenda.
WMU alumni hold positions of prominence around the world in senior maritime positions in ministries, as directors of shipping companies and ports, as heads of maritime academies and naval organizations, and many represent their home countries at the IMO and international forums and organizations. The University plays a significant role in education, research, maritime capacity building, economic development, and promoting the roles of women in the maritime sector. From the original MSc degree offered in Malmö, WMU has evolved to offer MSc programmes in Dalian and Shanghai, China, a flexible PhD programme, a distance education and learning programme, professional development courses and the hosting of international conferences in the maritime and ocean fields. WMU is considered a source of knowledge and capacity-building in the support of governments and organizations worldwide to implement the UN SDGs relevant to education, gender equality, energy efficiency, climate change, the oceans and partnerships.
IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI)
IMLI was established by IMO in 1988, in Malta, to help ensure that sufficient maritime law experts would be available to assist in the implementation and enforcement of international maritime law and, more particularly, the vast body of rules and regulations developed under the aegis of IMO, especially within developing countries.  
The Institute provides suitably qualified candidates, particularly from developing countries, with high-level facilities for advanced training, study and research in international maritime law. Special emphasis is given to the international regulations adopted by IMO.