Class of 2024 Inauguration, Shanghai

Inauguration of the World Maritime University’s (WMU) Class of 2024 in the MSc in Maritime Affairs specialization in International Transport and Logistics (ITL) took place on 13 March in Shanghai. This is the 19th class of the ITL programme which is delivered in Shanghai by WMU in collaboration with Shanghai Maritime University (SMU). The ITL Class of 2024 includes 23 students, all of whom are from China.

Professor Shuo Ma, Vice President (International) of WMU, Professor Jing Lu, President of SMU and Professor Wei Ruan, the Dean of SMU’s Institute of International Cooperation, attended the ceremony. On behalf of WMU’s President, Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Professor Ma welcomed the new students to the ITL programme. In welcome remarks, Professor Lu highlighted the long and successful cooperation between WMU and SMU, noting the recent visit by Dr Doumbia-Henry to SMU when the extension agreement on the ITL cooperation was signed by the two presidents.

The ITL programme is designed to meet the maritime industry’s demand for high-level specialized maritime professionals in China. Maritime transport is an integral part of the globalized logistics chain and the ITL programme educates high-level professionals with management, analytical and practical skills to meet the challenges of today’s complex maritime industry. The intensive, 14-month programme begins each spring and to date there are 525 graduates from the programme.

To learn more about the ITL programme in Shanghai, click here.

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