On September 19, the 16th Graduation Ceremony of the MSc Program in International Transport and Logistics (ITL) jointly run by SMU and World Maritime University (WMU) was held online. Attendees at the ceremony included Prof. Lu Jing, President of SMU, Prof. Shi Xin, Vice President of SMU, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU, and Mr. Ma Shuo, Vice President of WMU. Prof. Shi Xin chaired the ceremony.
Prof. Lu Jing and Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry expressed their congratulations and wishes to the graduates. They praised the learning spirit of the graduates who are not afraid of difficulties and challenges during this pandemic. They affirmed the plentiful fruits gained by ITL Program and sincerely hoped SMU and WMU would further strengthen cooperation in maritime education and scientific research. The outsanding student Li Jiayu was awarded the SMU-IICL (Institute of International Container Lessors) scholarship.
The 16th session of ITL graduates has completed the courses conducted by overseas teachers online and been awarded the master of Science Degree issued by WMU. 28 graduates participated in this cloud graduation ceremony via video conference online.
Since its inception in 2005, this program has trained nearly 500 graduates, including more than 40 international students.