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The Delegation of US University Presidents Visited UESTC

published: 2016-04-15 16:22:00       hits: 

On April 13, a delegation of presidents and relevant directors from four American universities, namely Lawrence Technological University, Colorado State University, Rockford University and Eastern New Mexico University paid a visit to UESTC. Professor Li Yanrong, President of UESTC, and Professor Xiong Caidong, Vice President of UESTC, met the delegation on Qingshuihe campus. The two sides exchanged in-depth views on student exchange programs as well as scientific and technological cooperation.\

Prof. Li Yanrong extended a warm welcome to the delegation on behalf of UESTC. With “internationalization” being one of the three core strategies implemented by UESTC, he hoped that both sides would join hands on talent training programs like the “2 + 2” project and actively promote short-term exchange programs for sending UESTC students to US universities. Besides, he showed a welcome to more American collegiate students to UESTC to generate a closer partnership at various levels as well as in various fields.

UESTC has cooperated with American universities in diverse fields, said Prof. Xiong Caidong. It is hoped that this visit will enhance bilateral exchange in terms of quantity and level to achieve win-win cooperation.

Dr. Virinder K. Moudgil, President of Lawrence Technological University, made a brief introduction of the university’s history, faculties, strong disciplines, talent training pattern as well as development achievements, highlighting its strength in life science, artificial intelligence and industrial design. He looked forward to carrying out research and faculty exchange and cooperation on the basis of the current student exchange programs. Eric Fulcomer, President of Rockford University, stressed the absolute advantage a small-scale college enjoys in training talents at undergraduate level, which includes small-class teaching as well as students getting more attention from teachers and better teaching resources both in and out of class. Directors from Colorado State University and Eastern New Mexico University also presented their schools respectively with discipline characteristics and majors as comprehensive universities, and expressed their hope to cooperate with UESTC in specific fields as humanities and arts.

During the meeting, relevant director from the Office of International Cooperation and Exchange of UESTC briefly introduced history, faculties, strong disciplines, research platforms, fundamental researches, university research centers and international cooperation programs of the university.

Participants included relevant directors from World American Cultural Exchanges (WACE), as well as from School of Linguistics and Literature, Culture and Arts Education Center, Office of International Cooperation and Exchange of UESTC. Some student representatives also attended the meeting.

Translator: Chen Shuyan