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Chinese Delegation visits the Institute of Customs and International Trade Law at the University of Münster

Shanghai Customs College catches up on the Institute’s work and  the Master of Customs Administration (MCA) degree program offered by the University of Münster

 

A high-ranking Chinese delegation from the Shanghai Customs College visited the University of Münster (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster – WWU) to learn more about the work of the Institute of Customs and International Trade Law at WWU and the English-language master's degree program "Master of Customs Administration". The Rector of WWU, Prof. Dr. Johannes Wessels together with Prof. Hans-Michael Wolffgang, the Director of the Institute of Customs and International Trade Law personally received the Chinese delegation at the Muenster Castle.

“The Institute of Customs and International Trade Law maintains international contacts in the field of Customs. This network includes, in particular, scientists and universities, such as the Shanghai Customs College, who are intensively involved in the subject of Customs in research and teaching. We would like to use our network to bundle the global knowledge in the Customs area at the Institute of Customs and International Trade Law and to make it accessible to researchers, students and economic stakeholders”, says Prof. Hans-Michael Wolffgang.

The Chinese delegation was particularly interested in the Master of Customs Administration (MCA). With the MCA, the University of Münster offers the only master study program in the Customs area throughout Germany. Prof. Wolffgang says: "Qualified employees who are very conversant with Customs matters in companies, and who (by means of extensive knowledge in Customs) are also able to anticipate developments in the market and thus act accordingly and preventively to reduce costs are rare. The MCA closes this gap and forms strategic managers in the Customs area”.

 

The private sponsor of the Institute for Customs and International Trade Law at the University of Münster is the Münster-based AWA FOREIGN TRADE ACADEMY, which also offers the "Master of Customs Administration" together with the University of Münster.



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