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University of Surrey Sends Delegation to UESTC

published: 2012-05-20 10:56:47       hits: 

From May 2 to 5, Prof. Paul Smith, Associate Dean (International) of University of Surrey, UK, led a delegation to UESTC, and was received by Vice-president Wang Houjun. Both sides exchanged views on further cooperation.

Wang informed the guests of UESTC’s historical development and current engagements, saying that the university had gained significant influence in China and in the world with achievements made in the past five decades, based upon which the university had been taking initiative to readjust its developmental strategies to better suit the needs of society. Currently, he told the guests, UESTC was right in a major transition period as well as a period of opportunity, in which we adopted the major developmental strategy of building an open-style, uniquely featured and research-oriented university by focusing on human talent cultivation, disciplinary expansion and internationalization. Guided by such new goals and new visions, he was sure, the university would continue to develop along the line of internationalization, intensifying its cooperation with the world’s top-class universities in education and research as well as in faculty development and joint educational programs.

Prof. Paul Smith said that the two universities had reached consensus through repeated communications in the past two years and had launched substantial cooperation efforts. On this revisit to UESTC both as Surrey’s chief international officer and as a member of the UGPN investigation group, he intended to gain deeper understanding and to make preparations for more extensive cooperation in the near future.

During the two-day visit, the delegation held talks with officials and faculty members from different UESTC schools including School of Communication & Information Engineering, School of Electronic Engineering, School of Mechatronics Engineering, School of Automation Engineering, School of Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics, School of Physical Electronics, School of Optoelectronic Information, School of Resources and Environment, and Institute of Aeronautic and Astronautic Science and Technology.

Reportedly, UESTC will send a student summer exchange group for one week’s exchange activities to the University of Surrey.

Note: UGPN refers to the University Global Partnership Network.