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Chairman Xu Yongli Meets Delegation of Anglia Ruskin University

posted: 03 20,2012


Beijing March 20. (BUU) Professor Xu Yongli, Chairman of University Council of Beijing Union University (BUU), met Professor Mike Thorne, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), vowing to strengthen cooperation between BUU and ARU. Professor Fu Chenguang, Vice Chairman of University Council of BUU, attended the meeting.


Professor Xu Yongli extended his warmest welcome to Professor Mike and his delegation. He invited the distinguished guests to watch BUU promotional video for deeper understanding of BUU’s history, featured programs and its future outline. Professor Xu Yongli acknowledged the successful educational collaboration regarding student/faculty exchanges and joint programs, and close friendship between BUU and ARU in the past five years.


Professor Xu Yongli pointed out both sides should continue to improve the level of cooperation, widen its scope and implement relating details. For Beijing is striving to be a world city, both our institutions need to do its part to cultivate more talents with international vision and high level of English proficiency to the society,” he added.


Professor Mike expressed his gratitude for the gracious welcome from Professor Xu Yongli and was proud of being involved in the development of BUU internationalization. “BUU is the most important partner of ARU in Beijing. We value the partnership. As a Vice Chancellor, I will do my best to promote deeper and solid cooperation,” he said. He is also looking forward to the BUU delegation visiting ARU to plan the future collaboration of the two universities.


Professor Fu Chenguang mentioned that with the advancement of Chinese society and economy, young adults attach great importance to their degrees.” The joint programs provide such a platform for them to pursuit higher and better education,” he added. Relying on solid foundation of cooperation, he believed BUU and ARU can conduct programs in more fields, such as programs designed for faculty members.


Professor Sandra Hollis, Vice President of ARU, was delighted to visit BUU again and pleased to witness the pleasant collaboration between BUU and ARU. She expected the two higher institutions could continuously make commitment to providing platforms for both students and spreading the excellent culture of each nation.


Professor Mike was accompanied by Dr. Andy Salmon, Deputy Dean of Faculty of Arts Law and Social Sciences, Dr Marcian Cirstea, Head of Department of Computing and Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Ms Philippa Jones, Head of International Student Recruitment, as well as Michael Jiang, Director of China Office.


Also attended was Professor Li Zheying, Dean of College of Information Technology, Professor Yang Yajun, Dean of College of International Education, Professor Fan Baoxiang, Director of General Administration Office, Professor Pang Ming, Director of Division of International Exchange and Cooperation, Professor Huang Zongying, Director of Department of General Education of College of Applied Arts and Science, as well as staff of relevant divisions and departments.


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