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Mr. Joerg Beiler, SMU Visiting Professor, DNV Vice President and Area Chair for Greater China gave a lecture titled‘The Role of Classification and Regulatory Frame Work (incl. history and future development)’at SMU library hall. Prof. Jin Yongxing, Vice President of SMU presented at the lecture, with 200 students attended.
In the lecture, Mr. Joerg Beiler introduced the present function of classification society, the role of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), the future development tendency of ship classification service and the history, present situation and future development direction of DNV. He highlighted the service network and operation situation of DNV in Greater China. The lecture was greatly wonderful and contained vast information, making the scene have a warm atmosphere.
On 28 November 2009, SMU and DNV signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement and established the SMU-DNV International Cooperation Center. Then Mr. Joerg Beiler was appointed as SMU Visiting Professor. He was elected as the DNV Area Chair for Greater China in October 2008, taking charge of the maritime affairs in Greater China.