From June 14 to 17, the 2023 World Transport Convention (WTC), sponsored by the China Association for Science and Technology, the Ministry of Transport, the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the People's Government of Hubei Province, was successfully held in China Optics Valley Science and Technology Exhibition Center in Wuhan, Hubei Province. The theme of this conference is "Innovation, low-carbon, smart, and shared - more sustainable transportation". The conference focused on creating 261 parallel forums, 44 special activities, 1886 wall newspaper papers, and more than 1700 academic reports, fully showcasing the achievements of countries around the world in sustainable transportation, green transportation, smart transportation, digital transportation, comprehensive transportation, and intelligent construction in recent years Innovative technological achievements and development models in the fields of integrated development of transportation and energy.
As a member unit of the WTC International Student Affairs Committee, the DMU International Students’ Education Center actively organized international students to participate in the conference for submission. After strict review by experts, a total of 9 international students’ thesis extended abstracts were admitted in the conference and invited to make academic reports. Among them, Marine Engineering doctoral student LEBILE ILERIOLUWA JOSEPH from Nigeria was invited to make academic reports at the WTC2023 International Student Forum, Logistics Engineering and Management doctoral student WAISS ALI ADEN from Djibouti, Logistics Engineering and Management doctoral student NETIRITH MISS NARTHSIRIINTH from Thailand, Logistics Engineering and Management doctoral student NAOKOUMMALY PHUANGCHANH from Laos, Marine Engineering doctoral student IQBAL RASHID from Pakistan, Law major doctoral student YOUA NAROU from Togo, Marine Engineering master’s student MAIRUSYA LAWRENT GORDON from Tanzania, Information and Telecommunications Engineering master’s student ALIMOOR HUTHAYFA S. S. from Palestine, and law major master’s student KHAN MUNEEB from Pakistan were invited to give academic reports at the parallel forums of the conference.
With sufficient preparation, solid scientific research argumentation, and vivid analysis, our international students presented the latest academic achievements and shared their positive views on the development of transportation in China and the world. They were highly praised by the attending expert judges and received positive feedback from other young students from both China and abroad. In various activities of the conference, they exchanged and shared ideas with Chinese and foreign teachers and students, representatives of enterprises and institutions, experts and scholars on cutting-edge issues and technological innovation in the field of international transportation, and discussed the future together.
During the conference, DMU international students also participated in a series of activities organized by the WTC International Student Affairs Committee to perceive China - "sustainable transportation". The students visited the Yellow Crane Tower, the 1911 Revolution Museum, the Shouyi Square, and the China Bridge Museum and gained a deeper understanding of Wuhan's history, culture, natural scenery, technology, and social development.
Founded in 2017, approved by the China State Council, co sponsored by the China Association for Science and Technology, the Ministry of Transport,and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, organized by the China Highway Society, and supported by domestic and foreign transport science and technology organizations, the World Transport Conference is an international academic conference and achievement exhibition platform in the field of transport. It has significant and far-reaching significance. As a member of the WTC Executive Committee and one of the first members of the WTC International Student Affairs Committee, DMU International Students’ Education Center has actively organized international students to participate in various activities such as conference submissions in recent years. Since 2021, a total of 17 international student papers and long abstracts have been selected for the WTC forum and were invited to give academic reports. The International Students’ Education Center will take this opportunity to provide a broader exchange and learning platform for international students studying at DMU, play a more active role in international student work of the conference, and contribute to promote sustainable development of world transportation.