Participants in shipping needs to have high standards of education and understand new legislation and its impact on future. That is why there are top universities for Maritime Education. For example, World Maritime University (WMU) is one of the best university for maritime education which is established by International Maritime Organization (IMO) an agent of UN (United Nations). In 1983, World Maritime University (www.wmu.se) was established in Malmö, Sweden and has become an outstanding institution, bringing together young shipping professionals and people of various educational, cultural and social backgrounds to study. World Maritime University is a centre of excellence for maritime postgraduate education and research, promoting the highest standards in teaching maritime affairs, including:
- maritime law and policy
- maritime safety and environmental administration and management
- maritime education and training
- ship management
- port management
- marine environment and ocean management
- international maritime transport and logistics.