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On February 27, the Third International Classes opened at SMU. 27 international students from 6 countries, namely, America, Germany, Poland, Russia, Korea and Mexico were grouped into three classes of different majors, including Navigation Technology, Shipping Management and Environment Engineering. They will spend this semester with their Chinese classmates. Prof. Jin Yongxing, Vice President of SMU, leaders of relevant departments and Mr. John Belle, the representative of the faculty of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy attended the opening ceremony.
Prof. Jin Yongxing, Vice President of SMU delivered a welcome speech. He looked back on the achievements and impact of the International classes in the last three years and claimed that the classes had become an important trademark of the international exchanges and cooperation programs of SMU. He hoped that the students could connect the academic and cultural bridge between SMU and other maritime universities through hard work and strengthened communication.
Captain John Belle, the representative of the faculty of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy extended his sincere gratitude to the warm reception and thoughtful arrangements of SMU. He also congratulated on the achievements of the previous exchange and cooperation programs of SMU. He hoped that the international students could accommodate themselves to the study and living in Shanghai as soon as possible so as to make their contribution to this international program.
During the welcome party in the evening, the international students had a wonderful time with the Chinese students.
Prof. Jin Yongxing, Vice President of SMU delivering a welcome speech