WMU Class of 2021 - China Graduations
Graduation ceremonies were held during September in both Shanghai and Dalian for a total of 63 students who graduated from the World Maritime University’s (WMU) MSc in Maritime Affairs programmes offered in China. Since they were founded in 2005, a total of 1107 students have graduated from the two programmes.
Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU, delivered video messages to the graduates of both classes. She noted that the pandemic may have disrupted their plans, but not their dreams. She emphasized the important role the graduates will now play on the global stage, helping to achieve the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and contributing to more efficient maritime and ocean industries. She encouraged all graduates to become active members of the WMU alumni network saying, “As of today, you are part of the ever-growing global network of WMU alumni, a unique cadre of highly qualified and motivated professionals who are committed to providing the highest standards of service, in a wide range of capacities, to the international maritime community.”
MSEM Class of 2021 Graduation, Dalian
The 2021 graduation ceremony of WMU’s MSc in Maritime Affairs with a specialization in Maritime Safety and Environmental Management (MSEM) took place in Dalian, China on 5 September. In total there were 35 graduates, all from China. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was held with a hybrid online and in person delivery.
Dr Sun Yuqing, President of Dalian Maritime University (DMU), delivered a video message and congratulated the graduates on their achievements. He encouraged the graduates to apply the knowledge they had gained through their studies to promote safer, cleaner and more sustainable shipping. Professor Shuo Ma, Vice President (International) of WMU, participated in the ceremony. DMU faculty involved in the MSEM programme, and the professors and administrative staff of DMU’s College of International Cooperation also participated in the ceremony, including the Dean, Prof. Zhang Jinlei, Mr Shao Guang, Mr He Jiantong and Prof. Zhao Jian. Some family members of the graduates were in attendance.
Mr Zhang Weipeng made a speech on behalf of the MSEM-2021 class. He thanked both WMU and DMU, and the faculty and staff for the delivery of the MSc programme. Mr Zhang Zhimin received the Chancellor's Medal for Academic Excellence. Mr Dong Bin, Ms Lyv Hongguang, and Mr Zhang Zhimin received DMU’s Best Dissertations Prize. The MSEM Spirit Award was awarded to Ms Wei Junjie, and Mr Zhang Weipeng was awarded the Excellent Student Leader Prize.
The MSEM programme commenced in 2005 and is offered in cooperation with Dalian Maritime University. To date, 595 graduates have completed the MSEM programme. To learn more about the MSEM programme offered in Dalian, click here.
ITL Class of 2021 Graduation, Shanghai
The 2021 graduation ceremony of WMU’s MSc in Maritime Affairs with a specialization in International Transport and Logistics (Shipping & Finance) (ITL) took place in Shanghai, China on 19 September. In total there were 28 graduates, all from China. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was held via video conferencing.
Dr Lu Jing, President of Shanghai Maritime University (SMU), delivered a video message congratulating the graduates on their achievement and encouraging them to make good use of the knowledge acquired through their degree to meet the challenges encountered by the shipping industry. Professor Shuo Ma, Vice President (International) of WMU, Professor Shi Xin, Vice President of SMU and Prof. Ruan Wei, the Director of SMU’s International Office, participated in the ceremony as well as members of the SMU faculty involved in the delivery of the ITL programme.
Mr Zhang Wen made a speech on behalf of the Class, thanking both WMU and SMU, and the faculty and the staff for the excellent delivery of the programme. Mr QIao Yirui received 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 507 graduates from the programme. To learn more about the MSc in Maritime Affairs with a specialization in International Transport and Logistics (Shipping & Finance) programme offered in Shanghai, click here.