Christened Ocean Campus, the dedicated ‘island’ of exhibition booths will showcase the world’s leading maritime universities and colleges, highlighting opportunities for potential students, while working to bridge the gap between employers and the talent of tomorrow. The World Maritime University (WMU) in Sweden, the IMO’s centre of excellence for postgraduate education, is the main Ocean Campus partner for both this year’s event, running from 6-9 June, and Nor-Shipping 2025.
Sidsel Norvik, Director, Nor-Shipping, says the need for such a bold initiative is “crystal clear”.
Norvik comments: “To develop smart, successful and sustainable business within the ocean space, industry has to bring the brightest talent onboard…. We believe Ocean Campus can be a cornerstone.”
The Ocean Campus island is centrally located within Hall E next to the popular Blue Talks stage. Representatives from the exhibiting schools will form an “Ocean Campus Committee”, working together with industry experts to tailor a programme for Friday June 9, the main Ocean Campus day
Alongside WMU, further confirmed campus participants include the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), BI Norwegian Business School, UiT Arctic University of Norway, MLA College, Oslo MET and SINTEF Ocean. Norvik notes that the initiative is “the perfect fit” with Nor-Shipping 2023’s main theme of #PartnerShip.
Nor-Shipping runs from 6-9 June, bringing the global maritime and ocean industries together at venues across Oslo and Lillestrøm.
In addition to 22,000m2 of exhibition space, a host of social, networking and knowledge sharing activities are planned, including the Ocean Leadership Conference, the first ever Nor-Shipping Offshore Wind and Offshore Aquaculture Conferences, The Nor-Shipping BBQ, the Fourth International Autonomy Summit, and the AfterWork@AkerBrygge social scene.