From July 20th to 21st, vice president of the University Huang Xiaojuan visited the cooperative university—Staffordshire University by invitation, principals from the College, Department of International Exchange, Finance Department, Academic Affairs Division, Party Affair and President's Office participated in the visit.
On July 20th, professor Leuan Ellisvice, vice president of Staffordshire University, together with professor Merry, Dean of Department of International Exchange, Li Bohong, Dean of International Student Center, and principals of other relevant departments met the team. Both of the two sides recalled the history of the cooperation and communicated how to further expand and extend this cooperation.
Vice president Leuan Ellis introduced the internalization of Staffordshire University, said yes to the communication and the cooperation in education with Chinese universities especially Guangxi University for Nationalities(GXUN), hoping that the two universities can work together to promote the cooperative education further develop, and cultivate more excellent talents.
Vice president Huang Xiaojuan appreciated the achievement of the two universities in the recent five years since they had been cooperating. She introduced the University and the cooperative programmme, and communicated with relevant principals on the cooperative mode,designation of foreign teachers andadministrative staffs,and GXUN students doing study in Staffordshire University.
Vice president Huang Xiaojuan gave her opinions and proposed suggestion on the expansion and extension of the cooperation between the two schools. She said that there had been two classes and totally 153 students graduating from the programme and almost 1/3 graduates choosing to continue their study in the universities of UK for master degree. Mechanism had been formed between the two schools when constructing team of foreign teachers and administrative staffs, selecting students, cultivating and assessing talents, and doing administrative service. As the development of the programme and the increase of the number of students, there needed to extend the cooperative mode and level of the programme, enhancing elaborate management and improving teaching quality.
The two schools talked to each other about the future cooperative direction, mode, and designation of foreign teachers and administrative staffs and reached an early agreement. They both agreed that the contract of extending cooperation should be signed soon so that the programme can be operated successfully.
On July 21st, the team visited campus of Staffordshire University and some relevant colleges to know more about the running mode and educational system of the universities of UK which would provide reference for the University to extend its international communication and cooperation.
The visit promoted mutual understanding between the two schools, closed the relationship and solidified the foundation of cooperation.