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Chairman Xu Yongli Meets Delegation from Athlone Institute of Technology

posted: 03 15,2012



Beijing March 14. (BUU) Professor Xu Yongli, Chairman of University Council of Beijing Union University (BUU), met Dr. Ciarán ó Catháin, President of Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), accompanied by Mr. Meng Jing, Asia Pacific Director, and Karl Turley, Asia Pacific Coordinator. Professor Huang Xiankai along with Professor Bao Hong, Vice Presidents of BUU, attended the meeting.


Professor Xu Yongli extended his warmest welcome to Dr. Ciarán ó Catháin, and summarized the development for the four-year cooperative relationship between BUU and AIT. He pointed out internationalization is of significance towards improving talents cultivation in higher institutions at nowadays.


Internationalization fits to the demand for university development, and for the booming of world economy,” he said. Furthermore, he hopes more cooperation in the areas of software engineering, tourism & hotel management and traditional Chinese medicine by means of joint programs, student & faculty exchange, academic exchange and joint research.


Dr. Ciarán ó Catháin expressed his gratitude for the gracious welcome from Professor Xu Yongli. He noticed the joint efforts have brought great progress between BUU and AIT. “Internationalization is the prime task for AIT,” he said. On behalf of AIT, he is willing to conduct various and multi-level cooperation with BUU and introduce quality educational resources of BUU to AIT, in realizing 20% international joint programs.


Professor Huang Xiankai suggested that both universities could exchange academic achievements and faculty in the areas of tourism and hotel management. Besides intern programs exchange could be conducted in order to expose more students in a trans-cultural environment. Professor Bao Hong exchange ideas in joint research and postgraduate joint program with AIT delegation.


Also attended is staff from College of International Education, Division of International Exchange and Cooperation, as well as General Administration Office

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