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UESTC delegation visited partner universities in Singapore

published: 2015-07-25 15:55:00       hits: 

From July 22nd to 25th, President Li Yanrong led a delegation to visit to partner universities—National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), Singapore Management University (SMU) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). This visit is aimed at promoting short-term exchange programs between both sides.

President Li Yanrong respectively met with Professor Tan EngChye (Executive Vice President of NUS), Professor Andrew Wee (Vice President for International affairs of NUS), Professor Lee Sing Kong (Executive Vice President of NTU) and President Clarence Ti Boon Wee of NP. All the leaders maintained that one of the missions of colleges and universities is to help students lay a solid knowledge foundation for their future. Colleges and universities should provide students with more diversity courses to foster internationalized students who possess the ability of sustainable development and innovation.

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Our school delegation also visited short-term exchange students in NUS, NTU and NP. President Li Yanrong encouraged them to grasp the summer camp chance to observe more, practice more, communicate more, think more and summarize more. During the visit in NTU, President Li expressed the hope that our school’s middle-level cadres who were being trained there could complete the management training course carefully and use the local management experience for reference in the future.

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On July 24th, President Li Yanrong attended the founding conference of UESTC Singapore Alumni Association held in NTU. Wu Shiyong, alumni of the class of 1980 and COO of Maxspid, presented the flag of the association.

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On July 24th and 25th, the delegation visited SMU and SUTD, respectively meeting with the presidents of two schools, President Arnoud de Meyer and President Thomas Magnanti. Born under the background of international cooperation, both universities have their unique and outstanding school-running characteristics. SMU has had an increasing impact on management disciplines in Asia and the world; while SUTD is featured by the blending of east and west education as well as the combination of science and design. On behalf of UESTC, President Li Yanrong signed memorandums respectively with these two universities and the exchange programs would be started since this autumn.

Directors of School of Automation Engineering, Academic Affairs Office and the Office of Int'l Cooperation of UESTC accompanied President Li on the visit.The number of participants reaches 1112, 2.4 times that in 2014.

Jessica