On the afternoon of September 19th, President Chen Xin and Vice President Zhang Li,together with the dean of Environmental Science and Engineering College, NingXunan, the director of Bio-medicine College (under construction), Tanwen, thedirector of Academic Performance, An Taicheng, the Director and the DeputyDirector of International Office, Huang Kaisheng and Huang Xincheng, welcomed the visit of President Ian O’Connor of Griffith University and his Australian delegation in 702 reception room, and they exchanged ideas on students’ jointeducation and scientific research.
President Chen Xin sent his warm welcome to Ian O’Connor and introduced the strategic positioning of GDUT in the wake ofGuangdong’s industrial transformation as well as the progress in faculty improvement, students’ cultivation, R&D, entrepreneurial education, andinternational cooperation. He expected more substantial collaboration of jointresearch platform overseas and, in particular, students’ joint education so asto have complementary advantages, an uplift in reputation and higher social benefits.
Ian O’Connor thanked the welcome and hoped towork with GDUT to enhance the R&D and bring global vision to students.Prof. Zhao Huijun, the director of Future Environment and Energy Center of GU,introduced the school’s progress after Australian New Columbus Project and its world renowned disciplines like arts, biological medicines, nursing care etc.Attendees from both parties had a deeper discussion about joint education mode.