On March 6th, President of the University He Longqun met Lai Bingrong, President of GEM in meeting room of International Exchange Department to talk about collaborative education with UK Staffordshire University.
On September 8th, 2010, Doctor Zhuang Lizhang, principal of Department of International Cooperation of Staffordshire University visited GXUN to discussed issues of degree certification and credit transfer etc. After that, principals of GXUN made preparations for the collaborative issues. After evaluation of Ministry of Education of China, subject of Software Engineering of College of Information Science and Engineering and subject of Accounting of College of Business were initially chosen as collaborative subjects between the two universities.
President He introduced President Lai what preparations had been made for the collaborative education programme and arrangements on faculty, teaching plan,cultivation pattern and charges. GXUN would follow regulations of Ministry of Education of China and Agreements between the two universities, brought 1/3 teaching staffs, core courses and teaching hours from Stafforshire University ,offered help for foreign teachers in accommodation, diet and teaching, and respected what Stafforshire University required in teaching plan, curriculum setting, teacher disposition, and management pattern. Inaddition, GXUN had the right to bring advanced teaching resources as well asteaching management pattern from Stafforshire University. President He hoped that Mr. Lai can convey the will of GXUN of cooperation to Stafforshire University, and GXUN had made preparations for that, she also hoped that both of the two universities can sign a formal agreement in two months and start to enroll students next semester.
Mr.Laisaid that GEM had been cooperating with Stafforshire University for more thanfive years, Stafforshire University was know for its practical subjects,especially Software Engineering and Business, and GXUN’s cooperation withStafforshire University to open these two subjects will benefit development ofGuangxi. In combination with the experience of Suzhou GEM Software VocationalTechnical College, Mr. Lai provided some advice on education ideology, teacherdisposition, enrollment scale, cooperation pattern and hardware constructionfor President He.
VicePresident He Zhengping, principals of Academic Affairs Division, InternationalExchange Department, College of Information Science and Engineering, College ofBusiness, and Publicity Department attended the meeting.