WMU Class of 2019: China Graduations
Graduation ceremonies were held on 24 and 25 August in Shanghai and Dalian for 43 students in WMU’s two programmes in China. Since the programmes were founded in 2005, a total of 975 students have graduated from these two programmes that were designed to meet the maritime industry’s demand for high-level specialized professionals in China’s maritime market. Overall, Chinese students are the largest group of WMU Graduates marking a total number of 1,167 graduates since the establishment of WMU in 1983.
Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU, conferred the degrees. In her remarks, she highlighted the 2019 IMO World Maritime Day theme “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community” and emphasized the role the graduates are expected to play in helping to achieve the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
“We are very proud that a third of our students in the Malmö Class of 2019 are women, and that we have achieved a 50/50 gender parity in the Class of 2019 in our Shanghai Programme. This result has been derived from the continuous efforts that WMU has invested to empower women in the maritime community,” said President Doumbia-Henry. She also highlighted that the graduates of both programmes have all obtained employment opportunities or were returning to their sending institutions.
ITL Class of 2019 Graduation, Shanghai
The 2019 graduation ceremony of WMU’s MSc Programme in International Transport and Logistics (ITL) took place in Shanghai, China on 24 August. In total there were 27 graduates.
In addition to Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU, in attendance were Professor Shuo Ma, Vice President (International) of WMU, and representing SMU Dr. Huang Youfang, President of the SMU, Professor Shi Xin, Vice President of SMU, as well as several SMU faculty members involved in the delivery of the ITL programme. Family members and friends of the graduates as well as the students of the ITL 2020 class were also in attendance. Ms. Li Manxi received the Chancellor's Medal for Academic Excellence. Ms. Li Lingjie, Ms. Sun Qinyan and Ms. Wang Jiawen received Best Research Paper awards while Ms Li Manxi also received a prize offered by a local container leasing company.
The ITL programme commenced in 2005 and is offered in cooperation with Shanghai Maritime University. To date, 451 graduates have completed the ITL programme.
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MSEM Class of 2019 Graduation, Dalian
The 2019 graduation ceremony of WMU’s MSc Programme in Maritime Safety and Environmental Management (MSEM) took place in Dalian, China on 25 August. In total there were 16 graduates.
In addition to Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU, in attendance were Professor Shuo Ma, Vice President (International) of WMU and the Director of the MSEM programme, Dr. Sun Yuqing, President of DMU, Dr. Zhao Youtao, Vice Presidents of DMU, and many DMU faculty involved in the delivery of the MSEM programme. Family members and friends of the graduates, a number of representatives of the nominating authorities, and the students of the MSEM 2020 class also were in attendance. Ms. Li Yan received the Chancellor’s Medal for Academic Excellence. Ms. Li Yan also received the Best Research Paper award. Ms. Li Baoxi received the award of “MSEM Spirit”, which is the equivalent to WMU’s Srivastava Award.
The MSEM programme commenced in 2005 and is offered in cooperation with Dalian Maritime University. To date, 524 graduates have completed the MSEM programme.
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