On the morning of June 20, Vice President Zhang Li met with Mr. Ralph Rogers, the cultural and educational consul of the BritishConsulate General in Guangzhou, in Mega Center Campus of GDUT. The two sides exchanged views on scientific and educational cooperation. Vice President Zhang Li firstly expressed her warm welcome to the visitors, and then introducedour university's international goals and progress in aspects of talent introduction, scientific cooperation, international exchange and student training in the course of promoting the construction of high-level university. Ms. Zhang Li hoped to cooperate with UK universities, research institutes and government sectors in terms of teacher and student training,joint establishment of overseas platform and co-organization of international conference etc., and wished to obtain support and investment from relevant government. She believed that the cooperation between Chinese and British government and educational institutions will bring about a win-win situation.
Mr. Ralph Rogers appreciated Vice President Zhang Li’s warm reception. He pointed out that British government attached great importance to educational cooperation with China. Meanwhile, GDUT, as ahigh-level university in Guangdong Province, is also a significant partner of the Cultural and Education Section of the British Consulate. Mr. Ralph Rogersintroduced UK government on internet information platform, funded projects among governments and in the UK, hoping that both sides will explore more areas of cooperation on the basis of existing collaboration.
Mr. Yu Lin, Director of the Department of Development and Planning; Mr. Huang Kaisheng, Director of the International Cooperation and Exchange Office, and Ms. Zeng Zhiying, Deputy Director of Personnel Department,separately introduced the situation of GDUT in the construction of high-level university, international cooperation and communication and teacher training. The two sides held extensive and in-depth discussion in terms of personnel training,student exchange, scientific research cooperation and co-establishment of platforms.