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 Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, WMU’s President

WMU: Maritime Energy Postgraduate Diploma

The World Maritime University has launched a new Postgraduate Diploma program on Maritime Energy via distance learning. The new program is designed to take a holistic approach from ships to ports and shipyards, combining technical solutions with a socio-economic-environmental perspective.“The 2015 Paris Agreement and new IMO greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) Strategy require a significant reduction in GHG to be achieved over the coming decades, reaching zero emissions of CO2 before the end of this century,” said Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, WMU’s President. “The University

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Maritime Education to Focus on Quality

;s class of 2018. One of the largest to date, it comprised 267 graduates from 71 countries – a third of whom are women, it said.There were 124 MSc graduates from the WMU’s Malmö headquarters and 58 from its China programme, plus two PhD graduates and 83 graduates from WMU’s distance-learning programmes.This year, WMU is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Since its inception, its curriculum has expanded and evolved, from initial programmes in maritime safety and marine environment protection, to embrace maritime energy management and ocean sustainability, governance and management

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EIC, Robert Gordon University Announce Award

all applicants that meet the entry criteria for the course will receive a £1,000  ($1,200) scholarship towards tuition fees. Winners can choose to pursue the Executive Part-time MBA Oil and Gas Management course which is delivered at RGU’s Garthdee campus in Aberdeen, or the Online Distance Learning MBA Oil and Gas Management course, which can be studied from anywhere in the world. All students will attend RGU’s renowned MBA Leadership Week event and complete a business consultancy project for their employing organization as part of the course. The course is accredited by AMBA

Captain Harry Gale (Photo: The Nautical Institute)

Cape Town Hosts Nautical Institute Command Seminar

for command is vital to the safety of vessel and crew. With this in mind, the final presentation of the Cape Town Seminar will be delivered by Captain Stuart McAllister, on the topic Preparing for Command. The subject ties in with the newly launched Nautical Institute Command Diploma Scheme distance learning program, which is designed for those aspiring to command or who have recently been promoted to Master. To find out more about the scheme, email: command@nautinst.org.   All the Command Seminars offer opportunities for debate, discussion and networking with maritime professionals. The

Distance Learning: Continuous Improvement Part 2

Implementing Continuous Improvement in Familiarization Training Continuous Improvement (CI) is the critical process of continually analyzing the performance of some aspect of operations, and then applying changes intended to improve that performance. This is the second in a series of articles intended to introduce practical tips for using CI to improve training effectiveness and efficiency in maritime organizations. Implementing a modest CI process for your in-house training is neither expensive nor difficult, and even a small program can produce a tremendous ROI in safety, efficiency, trainer

Matthew R. Werner (Photo courtesy of Webb Institute)

Werner Named Academic Dean of Webb Institute

to the student sections of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the Marine Technology Society. Professor Werner served as the faculty representative to Webb’s Board of Trustees for four years, coordinated Webb’s ABET accreditation, and helped to establish a distance learning center at Webb.   Professor Werner earned both his B.S in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and M.S. in Ocean Technology from Webb Institute. He also earned a M.B.A from Long Island University. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of New York.   Professor

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New Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Maritime Management

in today’s extremely competitive maritime industry need to cope with ongoing technical, regulatory and commercial developments. They must also be able to anticipate future developments and react in advance. To give participants maximum flexibility, the Postgraduate Diploma is offered as a distance-learning programme, using the latest e-education systems or as an open-enrolment classroom-based learning program in selected DNV GL Maritime Academies worldwide. “This new Postgraduate Diploma program  is a very exciting opportunity to work with WMU to offer the industry something

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World Maritime University Graduates Largest Class

postgraduate degrees on the WMU's Class of 2014. Compiling the largest class in the 31-year history of WMU, 124 students graduated from the Malmö-based M.Sc. program in Maritime Affairs, 47 from the M.Sc. program in Dalian, China, 36 from the M.Sc. program in Shanghai, China, and 19 from the distance-learning Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Insurance. Overall, the graduates represented 49 countries. Each year, students from roughly 50 countries live and study together at WMU to serve the global maritime community in the spirit of the United Nations

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Hydro Group: Invest in the Future

each and every employee.” Opportunities to enhance their skill sets are given to all members of staff; employees under the age of 21 have the option to attend day release at local colleges whilst still receiving full pay, and those over 21 have the opportunity to attend night classes or distance learning at Hydro Group’s expense. “At Hydro Group we have trainees and apprentices in nearly every department. We have a “Grow our own” policy for recruitment, taking on youngsters, developing and training them to go as far as possible within the company,” Buxton continued

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