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The opening ceremony of the training program on Cruise Management was held on Dec, 21st. Prof. Jin Yongxing, Chairman of SMU University Council, Prof. Liu Bin, Dean of school of Economics & Management (Asia Cruise Academy), Mr. Ruan Wei, Dean of International Education College, Ms. Yu Hongrong, Director of International Office, and teacher representatives attended the opening ceremony.
First of all, Prof. Jin Yongxing delivered an opening address and then briefly introduced SMU history, development statues, academic achievements, especially the academic and educational activities in Cruise Management since the establishment of the Asia Cruise Academy. He pointed out that, “Cruise industry is developing rapidly at present and SMU has advantages on Cruise Management educational program. SMU is willing to cooperate with neighboring countries such as South Korea to provide related training in this field and make efforts for the development of cruise management industry.”
Later, Prof. Liu Bin, Dean of school of Economics & Management (Asia Cruise Academy) and Mr. Ruan Wei, Dean of International Education College separately introduced the background of the program and the course arrangement for the program. The training program will last one month, and it was co-held by school of Economics & Management (Asia Cruise Academy) and International Education College. It attracted 20 international students from Gangwon Provincial College, South Korea.