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Vice President of HsKA Visited UESTC

published: 2016-03-14 15:39:00       hits: 


On March 11th, a delegation led byProfessorDieter Höpfel, Vice President of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HsKA) visited our university. Vice President Xiong Caidong met the guests at Qingshuihe campus. Cooperation between two universities was discussed about, while a cooperation memorandum was signed.\

Professor Xiong Caidong extended a warm welcome to the delegation and introduced the comprehensive implementation of UESTC’s development strategies in recent years on talents attraction, discipline expansion and internationalization, especially on the aspect of international cooperation and exchange. He also pointed outthat, different from comprehensive universities, HsKA attaches great significance to the actual application of theories, and its curriculaare set to meet the social demands. At the same time, the subjects offered by HsKA are highly matched with UESTC. So he hoped to strengthen the mutual cooperation in the fields of talent cultivation, scientific researchesand so on. \Professor Höpfel expressed hisgladness onhis first visit to UESTC. Meanwhile, he gave a brief introduction to HsKA in the respects of its curricula, teaching in practice, andinternationalization,etc. He also said that HsKA is located in Baden-Württemberg, the high-tech and industrial manufacturing center of Germany, and the home of cars, harboring the headquarters of some well-known enterprises like Bosch Group, Porsche AG, andMercedes-Benz,etc. Professor Höpfel was looking forward to receiving exchanged students from UESTC for further studying and modern industry exploring.

Both parties reached an agreement to initiate the student exchange program as soon as possible. It is reported that the undergraduate international exchange program in School of Mechatronics Engineering—a short-term camp with German partner universities, has been approved and the first batch of students will start off forGermany in early July.     

Relevant staff fromthe Office of International Cooperation, School of Management and Economics, and School of Mechatronics Engineering attended the meeting.After the meeting, Professor Höpfel and his delegation visited the business incubator co-established by UESTC and Longfor Real Estate.

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Founded in 1878, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HsKA) has been adapting its curricula to social demands and established close cooperationwith enterprises. Its specialties like Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Business Information, and Business Administration and Engineering rank top in 2012 Specialty Rankings of German Universities of Applied Sciences released by WirtschaftsWoche.

Translator: Fang Fang