Orients Fond Fellowship Donors Visit WMU
On 10 February, WMU welcomed two representatives of the Orients Fond, Ms Johanne Riegels Østergård, Member of the Board, and Mr Lars Reuter, Head of the Secretariat. The visitors met with Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University (WMU), the Registrar and Assistant Registrar, as well as the five students in the Class of 2022 who have received fellowships from Orients Fond.
The visit provided the opportunity for the guests to learn more about the work of the University with its academic programme and its role in capacity-building, as well as to meet their own Fellows. The students presented their plans for their careers after graduation, and gave an account of their WMU experience so far. To date, the Orients Fond has funded the education of 23 WMU students from 13 countries, with an emphasis on West Africa and Asia.
About Orients Fond
The Danish Orient shipping company was founded in 1915. At the close of World War I, the company established a pension fund to accommodate employees and their widows. Today, the Foundation provides funding to assist a wide range of educational, scientific and maritime work in Denmark, and also at WMU. The Foundation aims to make a significant contribution to the development of Blue Denmark.