Celebrating the Maritime Safety and Environment Management (MSEM) and International Transportation and Logistics (ITL) Class of 2023 Graduations
The Class of 2023 celebrated their graduation from the China-based Master of Science in Maritime Affairs specializations in Maritime Safety and Environment Management (MSEM) and International Transportation and Logistics (ITL) on 29 and 30 July, respectively. Seventy-nine students were bestowed MSc degrees, marking a total of 1,240 students who have graduated from these two programmes since their inception in 2005.
Professor Maximo Q. Mejia, President of WMU, addressed the graduates at the ceremonies and acknowledged the extraordinary challenges these students overcame due to the severe pandemic control measures during the first half of their studies. He emphasized that these challenges have nurtured their resilience, shaping them into strong professionals. "The challenges you have faced will undoubtedly contribute to your ability to make significant contributions to your respective industries, your homeland, and the global maritime transportation sector at large. I am entirely confident that you will not only fulfill your professional aspirations but also exceed your own expectations. In the future, you will take pride in being a part of the expanding global network of WMU alumni, just as WMU is proud to welcome you into our family," he said.
ITL Class of 2023 Graduation, Shanghai
The 2023 graduation ceremony of WMU’s MSc in Maritime Affairs specialization in International Transport and Logistics (ITL) took place in Shanghai, China on 29 July. Thirty-two graduates, all from China, celebrated the completion of their studies. This marked the first fully in-person graduation ceremony since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor SHI Xin,Vice President of Shanghai Maritime University (SMU), congratulated the graduates in his address. He encouraged the new graduates to leverage their acquired knowledge to further develop the shipping industry, focusing particularly on challenges related to decarbonization and digitalization. Other notable attendees included Professor MA Shuo, Vice President (International) of WMU, Professor RUAN Wei, the Director of SMU’s International Office, and Associate Professor CHEN Gang of WMU, along with other SMU faculty members who contributed to the delivery of the ITL programme.
Speaking on behalf of the graduates, Ms. CHEN Yijie expressed gratitude to both WMU and SMU, as well as the faculty and staff, for their exceptional contribution to the programme's delivery. Ms. PU Yuxin was honoured with the Chancellor's Medal for Academic Excellence.
The ITL programme commenced in 2005 and is offered in cooperation with Shanghai Maritime University. To date, there are 557 graduates from the programme. To learn more about the MSc in Maritime Affairs specialization in International Transport and Logistics offered in Shanghai, click here.
MSEM Class of 2023 Graduation, Dalian
The 2023 graduation ceremony for the WMU MSc in Maritime Affairs specialization in Maritime Safety and Environmental Management (MSEM), took place in Dalian, China on 30 July. Forty-seven graduates, all from China, were honoured at the first fully in-person graduation ceremony since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor MA Shuo, Vice President (International) of WMU moderated the ceremony. Dr ZHAO Youtao, Vice President of Dalian Maritime University (DMU), addressed the graduates, lauding their achievements and encouraging them to utilize their newly acquired knowledge to foster safer, cleaner, and more sustainable shipping practices. Mr. ZHAI Jiugang, Director-General level supervisor of the China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA), also extended his congratulations to the graduates.
The ceremony was also attended by WMU Professor Emeritus Proshanto Mukherjee, Associate Professor CHEN Gang from WMU, Dr. ZHANG Jinlei, Dean of the DMU College of International Collaboration, Professor MA Mingfei, Mr. SHAO Guang, Associate Professor HE Jiantong, Associate Professor ZHAO Jian, as well as DMU faculty and staff involved with the MSEM programme. Representatives from various MSA offices and family members of the graduates also attended the event.
Mr. HE Jing received the Chancellor's Medal for Academic Excellence, and Mr. HE Jing and Mr. JIN Lei received DMU’s Best Dissertations Prize. The MSEM Spirit Award was awarded to Mr. XU Hongda and Mr. WEI Shiwei. Representing the graduates and the current students, Mr. JIN Lei spoke on behalf of the MSEM Class of 2023 and Mr. ZHAO Xinglin for the MSEM Class of 2024.
The MSEM programme commenced in 2005 and is offered in cooperation with Dalian Maritime University. To date, 683 graduates have completed the MSEM programme. To learn more about the MSEM programme offered in Dalian, click here.