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President Liu Gonghui Meeting the President Delegation from the University of Westminster.

posted: 06 30,2011


President Liu Gonghui Meeting the President Delegation from the University of Westminster.


  On March 15th 2011, President Liu Gonghui in Beijing Union University met President Geoffrey Petts from the University of Westminster and his delegation. Also, the delegation included the schoolfellows from the University of Westminster, James, the Director of Development Department and Jordan, the Director of China International Department.

  After reviewing the previous cooperation between the two universities briefly, President Geoffrey Petts introduced the reformation process from the year 2007. Because of the integration of the campuses and the colleges, the original resources were fully used. When the process of reformation was done, he proposed the main focus should be returned to internationalization.

  President Liu Gonghui of Beijing Union University welcomed President Geoffrey Petts and his delegation warmly and mentioned the pleasant cooperation between the two universities in the previous days, while most of the cooperation projects focused on students. To boost the pace of internationalization, President Liu hoped more cooperation about teachers and scientific research could be achieved, and the executives from the University of Westminster come to our university for exchange. With shared managing experience, we may learn from each other better. The aim of our view toward internationalization is to foster talents, broaden students’ international horizon, be familiar with international rules and be able to deal with international affairs. From this angle, we look forward to further cooperation with the University of Westminster.

  President Geoffrey Petts expressed his agreement on this point and mentioned that the world will be a multi-world in the future, and China will act an increasing important role on the stage of the world by the middle of this century. That is the reason for the University of Westminster’s action of encouraging the two-side students’ communication actively and acting the further discussion about the multi-leveled cooperation with Beijing Union University.  

  After the meeting, President Liu Gonghui and President Geoffrey Petts signed the framed agreement on the issue of the cooperation project between the two universities.  

  The Dean Li Zheying from the College of Information, the Dean Fang Jianjun from the College of Automation, the Dean Yang Yajun from the International Education College, the director Xie Zhian from the Foreign Language Department and the director Pang Ming from the International Exchange and Cooperation Department were in the company of the meeting. They put forward some suggestions to the University of Westminster on the cooperation about the united cultivation toward postgraduates, the scientific research cooperation on some subjects and the enhanced quality on English Teaching from their respective working fields. James and Jordan responded them one by one. President Geoffrey Petts expressed that he would carry out these projects as soon as possible and assign relative persons to take charge of the projects.(魏元译)

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