American Hellenic Hull Insurance Company has agreed to become the key funder of scholarships for the Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Insurance Law & Practice at the World Maritime University (WMU) based in Malmo, Sweden.
The initiative in support of the postgraduate course, that originated in 2005 and is recognised by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), is based on the the Memorandum of Understanding signed between AHHIC and WMU in 2019.
The Diploma is also supported by the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI).
The content of the distance learning programme was comprehensively updated and revised in 2020, integrating regular online webinars on shipping industry trends and developments in the marine insurance sector with the five core modules of the programme.
Participation by professionals from different sectors of marine insurance contributes to a WMU course that offers future marine insurance professionals an outstanding academic foundation for their career in the industry.
AHHIC’s commitment to foster marine insurance education is in line with its aim of promoting UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, to which the WMU also subscribes.
Other aspects of the MoU between AHHIC and WMU include providing professional development courses and exploring the coordination of marine insurance-related events.