ITL Class of 2020 Inauguration – Shanghai

On 18 March 2019, the 2020 Class of WMU’s MSc Programme on International Transport and Logistics (ITL), delivered in collaboration with Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) was inaugurated at SMU’s Dongming Campus in Shanghai. This is the 15th class of the ITL programme which was launched in 2005 by WMU and SMU.

Thirty students have been admitted to the ITL 2020 class. Twenty-five of the students are from China, one student each from the USA, Korea, The Netherlands, India and Trinidad and Tobago. Ten of the ITL 2020 class students are female representing one third of the Class. Twenty-nine of the enrolled students participated in the opening ceremony.

Prof. Shuo Ma, Vice President (International) of WMU and Prof. Xin Shi, Vice President of SMU attended the ceremony and welcomed the new students. They introduced WMU, SMU and the ITL programme, which is the result of a long-term and close cooperation between the two Universities.

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, 15-month programme begins each spring and to date there are 398 graduates from the programme.

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

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