World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Seafarers’ Trust Announces 100th WMU Scholarship Award

Seafarers’ Trust Announces 100th WMU Scholarship Award

The ITF Seafarers’ Trust has announced that it is awarding its hundredth scholarship to study at the World Maritime University (WMU) to Rani Unnab Aziz Khan, an education officer at the Pakistan Marine Academy (PMA).

The Seafarers’ Trust is the charity arm of the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and a longstanding supporter of the work carried out by the WMU, which is based in Malmö, Sweden.

Seafarers’ Trust acting administrator John McLeod commented: “It is always a pleasure to support the excellent work of the WMU. Every student we send there is by definition an ambassador for seafaring, but the award of our hundredth scholarship is something of a landmark event.”

He continued: “Rani Unnab Aziz Khan was an outstanding choice. Her work for the PMA is of the highest order, and a reflection on her own qualities and those of the PMA itself. We are delighted to support this young woman in her endeavours on behalf of her nation and its seafarers.”

Rani Unnab Aziz Khan commented: “Since I was a child I have wanted to represent my country, and now that dream is coming true. For me the most important thing about this award is the chance to represent the Academy, its students and work; to maintain its high standards and lay the way for those women and men who will come after me.”

She continued: “For me this award is above all a recognition of the fine, needful and continuing work of the PMA.”

Two more scholarships will be awarded by the Seafarers’ Trust this year, with all three applicants beginning their study in 2014, following a visit to the ITF headquarters in London. Each award totals around EUR 44,000 (USD58,353), and covers study, travel and living costs for a 12 month postgraduate course leading to a master’s degree. The money awarded to the 100 students from 37 countries since the first Trust scholarships were given in 1987 now totals over USD4,359,703.

For more about the ITF Seafarers’ Trust see
For more about the World Maritime University see
For more about the Pakistan Marine Academy see


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


University of Auckland: Low-Lying Pacific Island Has More Land Above Sea Level Than In 1943

An inhabited island in the low-lying Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands, which are thought to be at risk of being inundated by rising sea levels, has actually increased in size since 1943, scientists say. And the increase in area above sea level is likely ... More>>

APEC : Leaders Issue Kuala Lumpur Declaration

The leaders of the 21 APEC member economies issued the Kuala Lumpur Declaration following the first-ever virtual 27th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting chaired by Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Convening for the first time since the ... More>>

UN: Appeals For $35 Billion To Help World’s ‘Most Vulnerable And Fragile’ In 2021

UNOCHA/HFO A family flees the violence in Idlib, Syria. (file) A record 235 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection next year, a near- 40 per cent increase on 2020 which is “almost entirely from COVID-19”, the UN’s emergency ... More>>

OHCHR: UN Committee Issues Recommendations To Combat Racial Profiling

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination today published its guidance to combat racial profiling, emphasizing, among other issues, the serious risk of algorithmic bias when artificial intelligence (AI) is used in law enforcement. The ... More>>