From November 10th to 12th, Zhang Xinlei, Deputy Director of Department of International Exchange of the University, Liu Zhixiong, Associated Dean of the College and teacher Wang Yiwei went to Zhengzhou to attend the 7thAnnual Conference of Sino-foreign Collaborative Education. More than 10 directors who took charge of International Exchange from 25 provincial and municipal Education Departments, representatives from China Education Association for International Exchange, more than 70 university presidents, more than 130 directors from Department of International Exchange, Academic Affairs Division and other departments of universities all over China and more than 200 principals of Sino-foreign collaborative agencies and programmes were present at the meeting.
The theme of the conference was “advancing quality and efficiency, serving the public, and strengthening competence”. There were 4 Sub-forums, and more than 17 experts and scholars made speeches in the conference. Attendees talked about how to promote cultural exchanges into Sino-foreign collaborative education, how to play the role of Sino-foreign collaborative education in the construction of One Belt, One Road initiative, which is designed to increase global trade and prosperity, and how to make use of Sino-foreign collaborative education to serve for the construction of first-class universities and disciplines, how to improve systems and mechanism,quality and efficiency of Sino-foreign collaborative education, how to improve teachers’ quality and standard, and how to push forward revolution of course system and teaching, and also talked about policies, quality standard and assurance measures of the Sino-foreign collaborative education.
It made a clear direction for the development of Sino-foreign collaborative education in the new circumstances which improve theoretical level and professional ability of administrators of the Sino-foreign collaborative education and made a guideline for the improvement of quality and standards of Sino-foreign collaborative education.
The conference was hosted by Department of International Cooperation and Exchange of Ministry of Education, together with Research Center of Sino-foreign Collaborative Education of Xiamen University, Education Department of Henan province, Branch of Sino-foreign Collaborative Education Research of China Association of Higher Education, and was held by Zhongyuan University of Technology.