Korea Maritime & Ocean University successfully holds a launching ceremony for the Leading University Project for International Cooperation in Sri Lanka
The Maritime and Fisheries Professional Manpower Project Group (Head Lim Sun-young) of Ocean University of Sri Lanka, affiliated with Korea Maritime & Ocean University, successfully held the launching ceremony of the Ministry of Education’s Leading University Project for International Cooperation in Sri Lanka on the 14th, despite Sri Lanka’s national crises.
For being selected as the Ministry of Education’s Leading University Project for International Cooperation in 2021, the Project Group will receive a total of 2.5 billion won for 7 years from 2022 to 2029. With this project, Korea Maritime & Ocean University will enhance the competencies of the Department of Coastal Marine Resources Management in Ocean University of Sri Lanka and skillfully build a training system for professional manpower in the maritime and fishery fields.
The Minister of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research, and Innovations in Sri Lanka gave a congratulatory address at the launching ceremony that day. The event was a success and was attended by 30 dignitaries, including Vice Chancellor Wasantha Rathnayake and Dean Jayasiri from Ocean University of Sri Lanka as well as other high-ranking officials.
Lim Sun-young, professor at the College of Maritime Sciences in charge of this project, said “We’re going to develop a customized curriculum to train professional manpower of maritime and fisheries in Sri Lanka and create an advanced educational environment,” and “By strengthening the ties with Ocean University of Sri Lanka, we will successfully carry out the Leading University Project for International Cooperation and build a network for maritime exchange so that this project can serve as a maritime sector hub in Sri Lanka.”