Maersk Logistics offers scholarship for Masters degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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Maersk Logistics, an affiliated company of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, one of the world's largest ship owners, transportation and logistics service providers, is helping to develop future experts in supply chain management by sponsoring a full-time student scholarship at Cranfield School of Management. The School's MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is recognised as one of the premier logistics courses in the world. It is one of the School's longest running and most successful programmes, attracting students from across the globe.

The Maersk Logistics' bursary will be awarded annually to one MSc student, from a European Union country, beginning with the academic year starting in October 2004. Features of the bursary include:

A full EU tuition fee scholarship (worth 7,000)

A valuable opportunity for someone who appreciates Maersk Logistics' values to carry out a thesis with Maersk Logistics The possibility of employment with Maersk Logistics after graduation Preference will be given to individuals who are bilingual and have some work experience

Sren Brandt, Managing Director of Maersk Logistics, said: "We are very pleased to collaborate with Cranfield's School ofManagement on this scholarship. Our Group's rapid development and expansion means we are keen to help develop high-level logistics skills and know-how. We see this collaboration as a good step in that direction, one that will also contribute to the further development of the Supply Chain Management field and the knowledge base that is necessary to cater for the market's increasing demand for expert knowledge."

Professor Martin Christopher, Chairman of the Cranfield Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management said: "The Maersk Logistics scholarship reflects the high esteem in which global corporations hold post-graduates from the Cranfield School of Management. The support of Maersk Logistics will continue to enhance the position we have held for more than 20 years in the field of logistics and supply chain education and research."

The MSc is comprised of a structured lecture series, tutorials and seminars, case studies and workshops. In addition all students produce a group-based project report based on a real-life company, and an individual thesis. The programme is run by the Cranfield Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (CLSCM),Europe's largest faculty specialising in the management of logistics and transportation, and a global centre of excellence.

For further information about the scholarship and the MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, please contact Melvyn Peters, Director CLSCM Graduate Programmes, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield, MK43 OAL. Email m.peters@cranfield.ac.uk or visit www.cranfield.ac.uk/som/lscm/

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