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On November 22th, the 13th SMU—NORDEN Scholarship Awards Ceremony was held. Mr. Jens F. Jensen, Chief Representative of NORDEN Shipping (Shanghai), Mr. Shi Xin, Vice President of SMU, all the staff of NORDEN Shipping (Shanghai) and over 60 representatives from SMU attended the ceremony.
Mr. Shi Xin delivered a speech and extended his thanks to NORDEN Shipping for its support in the past 13 years. He said the core competitiveness of SMU not only lies in the construction of characteristic disciplines, but also lies in the support of shipping enterprises. He briefly introduced the situation of MTCC-Asia and hoped to deepen the cooperation of the two sides through this platform. Mr. Shi Xin encouraged the award-winning students to continue in-depth study of shipping-related knowledge and prepare themselves well for serving the shipping industry.
Mr. Jens F. Jensen gave a brief introduction of NORDEN Shipping and its business in China. He said that NORDEN has built a solid cooperation relationship with SMU and hoped to consolidate the relationship with SMU in the future. He appreciated the distribution made by SMU in the cultivation of shipping talents and expected more SMU graduates to join NORDEN Shipping.
Mr. Jens F. Jensen and Mr. Shi Xin granted the scholarship certificates to the winners. The students winning the 13th NORDEN Scholarship were junior students Zhao Fengxin, Wang Youmiao, Peng Zizhen, Song Lu and Du Mingsheng, all of whom were awarded 15000 RMB. Mr. Li Ziyu from School of Economics and Management and Mr. Li Guoxiang from Merchant Marine College won the “NORDEN Best Teacher Award”, both of them were awarded 8,000 RMB.
NORDEN Shipping, founded in 1871, is one of Denmark's oldest internationally operating shipping companies. NORDEN operates in dry cargo and tankers worldwide and has dozens of branches and offices all over the world. Since 2005, NORDEN has set up NORDEN Scholarship and NORDEN Best Teacher Award at SMU. NORDEN Scholarship is granted annually to 5 excellent junior students from shipping-related majors for the purpose of encouraging them in study. Aiming to encourage teachers to make greater achievements in teaching and research, NORDEN Best Teacher Award is given annually to 2 teachers chosen by students who are excellent in teaching and research.