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Melbourne University Vice-chancellor Visited UESTC

published: 2016-04-08 10:20:00       hits: 

On April 6, Simon Evans, vice-chancellor of the University of Melbourne, visited our college and was warmly received by the Vice President Xiong Caidong on Qingshuihe campus.\\

During the meeting, Professor Evans introduced his college, the University of Melbourne,  including its developing history, talents training model, latest advances in Medicine, Bioscience, Chemical Engineering as well as Materials Sciences and other disciplines. He said that the Melbourne University has established cooperative modes, such as short-time exchanges , “2+2 project”, “2+1+1 project”, with many colleges. He also conveyed his welcome that students from UESTC went to his university to launch some exchanges activities. Meanwhile, The University of Melbourne hopes to build a cooperation bridge and platform with UESTC through fostering doctoral students, working to conduct scientific research, and the Sister State/Province Relations between state of Victoria and Sichuan province will further close the partnership between the colleges.\

The head of International Cooperation and Exchange office introduced the history of the UESTC, faculty and facilities, outstanding disciplines and research platform respectively, and illustrated the basic situation of fundamental studies, research center with UESTC characteristics and international cooperation and briefly reviewed cooperation with Australian universities. She stated that the two universities could channel their efforts to strengthen cooperation and exchanges on the basis of available Summer language training agents, China Scholarship Council as well as visiting scholar programs. From now on, UESTC would recommend more students major in Bioscience, Mathematics, Material sciences, Computer and Chemistry to exchange their views. Both sides agreed to launch preparation work related to the outstanding undergraduate program and the joint training of masters after negotiations.

Officials from Melbourne University’s Affairs Office in China, Victoria State Government of Australia as well as Australia Council Chengdu office met with each other on the same day.

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    Built in 1853, the University of Melbourne has kept a steady status among World Top 50 Universities in different renowned university rankings over the years, such as 32nd in QS World University Rankings 2015, 40th of the world and 1st of Australia in the 2015 University Rankings of Weekly World News. In accordance with world discipline ranks, its outstanding disciplines including Law, Medical Science, Finance and Accounting, Architecture, Engineering Science, Computer Science and so on.

Melbourne University is one of the dominant member of the Group Of Eight, Asian-Pacific Postal Union(APPU), Pacific Asian Consortium for International Business Education and Research(PACIBER), it is also a founder member of Universtas 21. And the location of Melbourne University is where Secretariat situated. Melbourne University has fostered 8 Nobel laureates in its history.

Translator: Zhang Guihua