Alumni Homecoming Conference

WMU 2020: building global maritime & ocean capacity for sustainable development

9 - 11 June 2020

With 5,156 graduates from 170 countries, the WMU global maritime and ocean network is significant. WMU alumni have gone on to occupy critical positions across sectors. They include Heads of State, government ministers, diplomats, industry leaders, academics, civil society leaders, and port administrators. WMU alumni are the people managing the world’s maritime activity every day, making sure it is safe, secure, efficient, and sustainable. The WMU 2020: Building Global Maritime & Ocean Capacity for Sustainable Development conference will bring together graduates from around the globe to further strengthen their global networks and foster the establishment of national and regional alumni associations to enhance regional and national capacity building. Mr. Kitack Lim, the first WMU graduate to serve as Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization and WMU Chancellor, will deliver a keynote address. 

Please note that space for the conference is limited, and registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. For alumni who are not able to attend in person, the conference will be available through a password protected live-stream. The password will be provided to all alumni, via email, the day prior to the conference.


The Donor Perspective on Building Global Maritime & Ocean Capacity for Sustainable Development through WMU Alumni

The Impact of WMU Alumni: the Sponsors’ Perspective

The Employers’ Perspective: the role of WMU Alumni in Governments’ Strategy for Sustainable Development

Looking Forward - WMU@50: Advancing our Mission

Alumni Associations: Presentations

Launch of New Alumni Associations


The WMU Song was composed in 1992 by Mr Larry Muller and Mr Ambrose Chu Hin Wong from the Class of 1993. In 2017, both received the award of Outstanding Alumnus for their unique joint service to the University as composers of the WMU Song. The song and words are found in the video below, sung by students from the Class of 2017. 

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