KINGSTON, JAMAICA, 8 June 2011 - - Five candidates from ISA member States have been awarded scholarships for Master and Doctorate Degrees under the ISA-Tongji Scholarship Programme at the Tongji University's School of Oceanic and Earth Sciences in China.
The recipients for the Master Degree scholarships are Mr. Adolfo Jose Albino of the Republic of Mozambique to be supervised by Professor Yang Shouyie; Mr. Celso Matsinhe, also of the Republic of Mozambique, to be supervised by Professor Zhou Huaiyang; and Ms. Francia Nelly Randriambao of the Republic of Madagascar, to be supervised by Professor Zhou Huaiyang.
The recipients for the Doctoral Degree scholarships are Ms. Valentina Joaqvina Vassele of the Republic of Mozambique, to be supervised by Professor Fan Daidu; and Mr. Bountheva Louangsouphom of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, to be supervised by Professor Liu Zhifei.
The five awardees are expected to commence their respective post-graduate degree courses in Shanghai, China in the fall of 2011.
The scholarship awards supporting candidates from developing countries in the field of marine sciences stem from a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in June 2009 between COMRA and the International Seabed Authority.