Regional Maritime University was founded in 1983 as a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Accra Greater Accra. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Accreditation Board, Ghana (National Accreditation Board, Ghana). Regional Maritime University (RMU) is a coeducational higher education institution. Regional Maritime University (RMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. On 1 October 1982, the Government of Ghana promulgated the Regional Maritime Law 1982 which was followed by the signing of the instrument of transfer, handing over the college to the then Ministerial Conference of West and Central African States on Maritime Transport (MINCONMAR), now known as Maritime Organization of West and Central Africa (MOWCA), which negotiated for its regionalization. The college was then renamed the Regional Maritime Academy (RMA). The overall objective for the establishment of RMU was to promote regional co-operation in the maritime industry, focusing on the training to ensure the sustained growth and development of the industry. The RMU is a branch of the World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden, and an affiliate of the University of Ghana, in Legon International students are welcomed to apply for enrollment in Pentecost University College.

General Information

University Name: Regional Maritime University

Nickname: RMU

Year Established: 1983

University Motto: Centre of Excellence

Country Rank: 31

World Rank: 10546

Academic Calendar: Semesters

Law School: No

Other Schools: Yes, Regional Maritime University has other faculties including Faculty of Engineering and Allied Sciences, Faculty of International Business and Humanities and Faculty of Maritime Studies.

The University has other Centre, Directorates, Institutes and Units including Quality Assurance Directorate, Academic Planning Unit, Student Affairs Division, Sports Unit, Registry Unit, and Bursary Unit among others.

Accreditation: Regional Maritime University is accredited by National Accreditation Board, Ghana (National Accreditation Board, Ghana)

Memberships, Partnerships and Affiliations

  • University of Ghana (UG)
  • World Maritime University, Malmö

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Department of State for Education of The Gambia

Library Collection: Yes, RMU Library

Trademark Filings and University Licensing: Nil

Degrees and Certificates Awarded: Multiple including Bachelor degrees in several areas of study.

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