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Executive vice-president of NLC visited UESTC

published: 2015-10-08 14:40:00       hits: 

On October 8th, Chairman of UESTC University Council Wang Zhiqiang met with Antoinette A. Samuel, executive vice-president of National League of Cities (NLC) on Qingshuihe campus.

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Wang Zhiqiang extended a warm welcome to Ms Samuel and expressed thanks to her contribution to the internationalization strategy of UESTC. He said that with the process of urbanization, city management is becoming increasingly important. To meet the demand for city management talents in China, UESTC has been recruiting students in this major since 2015. Wang Zhiqiang hoped that there could be more cooperation opportunities between NLC and UESTC.

Ms Samuel acted the executive president of American Society for Public Administration from 2004 to 2013, during which period she promoted the development of International Conference on Public Administration (ICPA). Ms Samuel said it was great to be back here in UESTC and thought highly of the rapid growth of our university. In her view, urban development, construction and management is an important subject for a nation, which requires the mutual assistance between a university and the city it is in. Ms Samuel is looking forward to more joint research in related areas.

Both parties also had a hot discussion on government management, international exchange and Sino-U.S. relation.

During the visit, Ms Samuel is going to deliver a speech in our school’s Public Management Informationization Forum.

Directors of School of Political Science and Public Administration and Office of Int'l Cooperation of UESTC attended the meeting.

 

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The National League of Cities (NLC) is an American advocacy organization representing 19,000 cities, towns, and villages, and encompassing 49 state municipal leagues. NLC provides training to municipal officials, holds conferences, lobbies and provides assistance to cities in educational issues.