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On September 14th, Prof. Yu Shicheng, President of SMU met with Dr. Awni Behnam, the President of International Ocean Institute. Officers of related departments attended the meeting.
Prof. Yu Shicheng, President of SMU expressed that both sides had hold the 33rd Ocean Peace Conference successfully last year, which had laid solid foundation for further cooperation. He hoped that SMU and International Ocean Institute could deepen their communication and cooperation in the fields connected with ocean. Both sides focus on the possibility of establishing maritime education and training programs with each other and also with University of Malta, etc.
The International Ocean Institute was founded in 1972 by Professor Elisabeth Mann Borgese as a knowledge-based non-governmental, non-profit international organization devoted to the sustainable development of the oceans. It operates through the activities of its Headquarters residing in Malta and Operational Centers located in 25 countries around the world.