From September 11 to September 18 in 2016, the delegation led by Su Jianpei, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of Shandong Women’s University, visited Edinburgh Napier University of UK and Institute of Technology Tallaght, communicating over the issues of international students training, short-term students training, exchange of teachers, academic exchanges and so on, and determining the framework of future cooperation.
In Edinburgh Napier University, the delegation led by Secretary Su Jianpei had friendly communication with Naomi Graham, the official in charge of the Office of International Exchange, together with James O’Krane, Dean of the School of Business, and James Brown, the academic leader of the School of Business. Naomi extended heated welcome to the delegation. The two parties introduced the situation of school running, undergraduate students training and international exchange for the recent years, finding that the two parties share many common points in the ideology of school running, undergraduate talents training and subject setting and have great potentials to cooperate in many subjects. Later, the two parties exchanged views over students exchange, “3+1” Collaborative School Running Project, staff exchange, teachers’ training and so on, and signed the memorandum of cooperation.
During the visit in UK, the delegation also visited Edinburgh University, Heriot-Watt University, Bath Spa University and Oxford University, visiting their libraries and teaching buildings and learning about their histories and characteristics of school running.
In Institute of Technology Tallaght, Pat Coman, the Head of the Development Department, and Angela Feeney, the Head of the Humanities Department, extended heated welcome to the delegation of Shandong Women’s University. As an applied science and engineering university, Institute of Technology Tallaght has rich experiences in university-enterprise cooperation and training students’ application ability. The two universities introduced the situation of school running to each other, reached preliminary consensus in students and teachers exchange of various majors, including accounting, tourism and information and technology. Our university invited Institute of Technology Tallaght to come for a visit at appropriate time and have further discussions on the issues of cooperation.
Dong Jihe, Dean of the School of Education,together with Dong Yuxin, Secretary of the Party Committee, Yu Ziyun, Dean of the School of Continual Education, Chi Luoqi, Director of the Office of Finance, and Song Jia of the School of Foreign Languages also joined the delegation.(Song Jia)