World Maritime University

  • International Association of Universities
  • Ann C. M. Taylor


The World Maritime University was established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), aspecialized agency of the United Nations to address a serious deficiency in many developing countries of highly trained specialised maritime personnel for senior positions in administration, industry, and training. The fundamental objective of the University to provide the international maritime community, and in particular the developing countries, with a centre for high-level maritime training and an effective means for the transfer of maritime expertise from the developed to developing maritime nations, with a view to promoting the achievement, globally, of the highest practicable standards in safety, and efficiency of sea transport and the prevention and control of marine pollution from ships. In pursuit of this aim the university equips specialist maritime personnel with the necessary theoretical, technical and background knowledge and skills to enable them to contribute to the development of their countries’ maritime infrastructures and thus work towards safer and more effective shipping and cleaner oceans.


Marine Pollution International Maritime Organization Fundamental Objective Senior Position Maritime Safety 
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  • International Association of Universities
  • Ann C. M. Taylor

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