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Liu Gonghui met the President of Athlone Institute of Technology

posted: 06 29,2011

Liu Gonghui met the President of Athlone Institute of Technology


In January 11th, 2011 Liu Gonghui, the president of BUU, met Ciarán ó Catháin, the president of Athlone Institute of Technology and his delegation, including Simpson Mary, the director of International Department of Athlone Institute of Technology, Mengjing, the head of Chinese Office, and the assistant, Karl. Vice President Bao Hong also took part in the reception.

Liu Gonghui gave a warm welcome to Dr. Ciarán ó Catháin. He appreciated the great supports from Ciarán ó Catháin, which contributes to the amity between the two schools. He expected that two colleges continue to cooperate in more fields and create more opportunities for both teachers and students. Meanwhile, the visit of Ciarán ó Catháin is regarded as a major event in progress of International Alliance.

Ciarán ó Catháin showed that with the more frequent intercourse between China and Ireland, Athlone Institute of Technology and Beijing Union University have closer and deeper contacts with each other.” He appreciated the great support on cooperation from Liu Gonghui and make efforts to promote internationalization of education together with other members of College Alliance. 

Liu Gonghui, representing Beijing Union University, engaged Ciarán ó Catháin as Honorary Professor and the member of college committee, the second one outside school.   

Professor Ciarán ó Catháin graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology, Trinity College, and Ulster University and was granted with the Doctor Degree of Administration. Apart from these diplomas, he possessed Master of Science, Master of Arts, Hotel and Catering higher diploma, accounting and financial diploma, and Bachelor of Science and showed his talent in the field of hotel, accounting, finance and Management. On the other hand, Ciarán ó Catháin is also a prominent educator. As the president of Ireland Athlone Institute of Technology, he also acted as a director of Bureau of Ireland International Education, and make efforts to promote internationalization of education. In October, 2010, Professor Ciarán ó Catháin took part in the seminar on International Development Strategy, delivered a wonderful speech, signed the agreement representing Athlone Institute of Technology and joined the League of University Globalization, which involves 20 colleges from 12 countries and districts so far.

After the awarding ceremony, Ciarán ó Catháin was interviewed by our association. And Simpson Mary delivered a speech to the Information College on Irish higher educational system.   

The relative personnel and experts form Information College, Tourism Institute, Management College, International Exchange College, Scientific Research Institute and International Exchange and Cooperation Institute also attended the reception and awarding ceremony.


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