Emirates International Maritime Academy (EIMA), has announced the signing of a MoU on academic cooperation with World Maritime University (WMU), an educational agency operating under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This landmark event supports the vison for EIMA which has been established with the objective of becoming the Gulf’s Centre of Excellence for maritime education & is already considered a leading institution in this field.
His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman, Drydocks World & Maritime World said, “We are promoting all round excellence in maritime operations, training and education. EIMA’s Mission 2020 is part of the overall strategy to achieve this vision through which meaningful international associations will be forged with reputed maritime institutes all over the world that would help develop EIMA as a center of excellence in maritime studies.
"WMU is pleased to enter into the Agreement with EIMA to support the regional and international maritime educational goals of the Academy. EIMA is an emerging maritime educational and training provider in the Middle East and the opportunities for collaboration between the Academy and WMU will certainly be of mutual benefit” said Mr. Björn Kjerfve President of World Maritime University.
Eng. Ali bin Towaih Alsuwaidi, Vice President Business Development, Commercial and Project Management, Drydocks World & Maritime World said” This MoU will add value to EIMA’s reputation as a key player in education since the University is directly linked to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which is the ultimate maritime related decision-making body. In addition, it will also give EIMA international status & credibility in being able to offer Post Graduate level courses by 2015.”
The MoU was signed by Eng. Ali Alsuwaidi, and Mr. Björn Kjerfve, at the Maritime Business Centre in Dubai Maritime City (DMC). This collaboration between Emirates International Maritime Academy (EIMA) and World Maritime University (WMU) furthers the combined vision of the organizations to build a sustainable world and develop future global maritime leaders, experts and professionals through maritime education and research. World Maritime University’s mission to promote the international exchange and transfer of maritime best practice to a maritime hub of Middle East is reflected by this partnership.