The Nippon Foundation

The Nippon Foundation was established in 1962 as a non-profit philanthropic organization, active in Japan and around the world. Initially our efforts focused largely on the maritime and shipping fields, but since then the range of our activities has expanded to education, social welfare, public health, and other fields—carried out in more than 100 countries to date. Together with our more than 20 partner organizations in Japan and worldwide we are funding and assisting community-led efforts aimed at realizing a more peaceful and prosperous global society.

The Government of Sweden and The City of Malmö

The World Maritime University was established thanks to the generosity of both the Government of Sweden and the City of Malmö, both of which have provided significant and ongoing support to the University since it was founded in 1983.