Chabahar Maritime University Chancellor’s Welcome Message
In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful
As a Bounty from thy Lord! That will be the supreme achievement!
(Holy Koran, Surah Ad-Dukhan, Verse 57)
Seas and oceans cover about 71 percent of our sacred planet, the Earth. Based on the International Law of the Sea, a great part of this vast expanse can be jointly exploited by all human beings regardless of race, nationality, color, or religion. Since the olden times, man has used seas and oceans as a path and platform for voyaging and transportation. Studies show that seas are among the main factors affecting the life quality of the Earth's ecosphere and its atmosphere; and any change in the seas, whether gradual or sudden, will have profound gradual impacts both on the quality of the Earth’s own replenishment and on its ecosphere. The life resources lying in the hearts of seas and oceans can provide for a substantial part of man’s needs. Furthermore, seas and oceans are rich in natural reserves such as oil, gas, and other minerals, which has made countries enter a close and increasing competition for exploiting them. Counties’ abilities to exploit rich resources in seas and oceans are directly related to their levels of growth and development in the realm of maritime and marine sciences and technologies. Evidence shows that those countries which enjoy higher levels of science and technology in this area are exploiting the infinite blessings of seas and oceans more effectively.
In the National Vision of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2025, we read, “Having an Islamic revolutionary identity, Iran is a developed country placing first in the region in terms of economy, science, and technology; and while inspiring the Islamic World, it has established constructive and effective international relations.” By studying a wide range of upstream documents as well as the National Document for Development of Maritime and Marine Sciences and Technologies, we can realize that sustainable development in the country can be achieved through sea-based development strategies. Having compared the strategic objectives mentioned in the said documents with the projects having been or being implemented, we can conclude that, despite the Supreme Leader’s emphasis on the necessity of maritime and marine development of the country, in general, and Mokrān, in particular, we have failed to invest adequately in the development of relevant infrastructure and superstructures. Therefore, we need to take meaningful and intelligent actions in this regard with a reasonable pace.
Chabahar Maritime University, whose motto is “Sustainable Development, Comprehensive Sea-based Development”, is a pioneering university in the arena of maritime and marine sciences and technologies. It enjoys a top place in producing and distributing knowledge and technology as well as entrepreneurship in the realm of maritime and marine sciences and technologies and other fields of science in line with the development of Mokrān. CMU is a top reference for responding to the scientific, educational, and research needs of Southeastern Iran, a provider of solutions for relevant problems at national, regional, and international levels, and a nurturer of God-fearing, creative, innovative, professional, and efficient specialists.
In line with fulfilling its mission, Chabahar Maritime University is determined to become an entrepreneur university in the area of maritime and marine sciences and technologies. In addition, while duly observing the general and strategic science and technology policies mentioned in the Supreme Leader’s Directive, the Twenty-year Vision Document of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Comprehensive Scientific and Cultural Plan of the Country, the Islamic University Document, the Strategic Documents of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution, and the Strategic Document for Developing Maritime and Marine Higher Education and Research, CMU aims to lead its intrinsic and professional capacities toward developing sea-based education and research-based on national and regional potentials and with a prospective, purposeful, informed, and exhaustive approach. This way, it can play an effective role in the development of the country and, with the help of God the Almighty, it can become a maritime and marine education and research hub both in the country and in the region.
In line with this, it is hoped that Chabahar Maritime University is chosen by national and international gifted students intending to pursue their studies in the area of maritime and marine sciences and technologies as a venue for nurturing their talents and as an effective element in shaping the future of education and research in the said area.
Chancellor of Chabahar Maritime University