International Students Representatives from SMU Participated in the Global Transportation Young Talent Training Program

Author:武凯凯Release Time:2021-10-18View:1106

On October 14th, the opening ceremony of the Youth China-Global Transportation Youth Talent Training Program was held in Beijing. 80 international students majoring in transport from 34 countries participated. The program was held by the Transport Management Institute (TMI) of the Ministry of Transport and the China Merchants Foundation along with SMU, Dalian Maritime University, Chang’an University, Southwest Jiaotong University and China Merchants Port Group.

Mr. Song Baoru, Secretary of the CPC SMU Committee, said that the training program will help international students better understand the development achievements and cultural connotation of China's transportation. He hoped the trainees could apply the knowledge and experience learned to future work and practice, and join hands with young people from all over the world to promote the sustainable development of the transport industry.

After the opening ceremony, a meeting on Belt and Road International Education Cooperation was held. Mr. Song introduced the relevant work carried out by SMU in serving the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). He said SMU is willing to work together with other parties to promote the international education on transportation in the countries and regions involved in the BRI.

From October 14th to 16th, the Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference was held in Beijing. With the theme of “Sustainable Transportation, Sustainable Development”, the conference aimed to promote sustainable transportation development worldwide and help implement the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To echo the objectives of the Conference, the Youth China-Global Transportation Youth Talent Training Program provides a platform for outstanding overseas students in China to study and discuss the sustainable development of transportation, with an aim to help them excel to be future talents in the transportation filed.

SMU was present by 15 outstanding international student representatives from 10 countries. The program will last until October 26th with specific activities including professional lectures, field study and cultural programs.