University of Southampton Delegation Visited HEU
From June 12th to June 18th, Vice-President of University of Southampton, Winnie Eley, and Dean of Faculty, Engineering and Physical Sciences of University of Southampton, Bashir Hashmi, visited HEU. President Yao Yu, Vice Presidents Zhang Zhijian and Wu Linzhi met with the visitors respectively.
On June 14th, the two sides held a cooperation meeting in Beijing, hosted by Zhang Zhijian. The meeting focused on the overall strategy of cooperation between HEU and Univ
ersity of Southampton, and discussed aiming at the preparatory work for the Harbin Engineering University - University of Southampton Joint College and the joint research center. The two sides will further strengthen the cooperation and exchanges in the field of ship, sea and acoustics based on the respective academic advantages.
On June 15th, Yao Yu and Zhang Zhijian met with the delegation of University of Southampton. Yao Yu introduced the history, characteristics and scientific research advantages of HEU. It is hoped that with the deepening of the cooperation between the two universities, the construction of the four disciplines of HEU will be accelerated, and HEU will take the lead to build a world-class ship and marine engineering discipline with Chinese characteristics, which will lay a solid foundation for the building of a world-class university with distinctive characteristics. Zhang Zhijian expressed the hope that the construction of the joint college and the joint research center will be substantially promoted through the visit of the University of Southampton delegation.
Winnie Eleyexpressed her affirmation of the efforts made by HEU to establish the joint college and the joint research center of the two universities, and expressed their willingness to build a long-term exchange and cooperation platform with HEU as soon as possible to accelerate the construction of the Harbin Engineering University - University of Southampton Joint College and the joint research center.
On June 17th, the two sides launched the Harbin Engineering University - University of Southampton Joint College Working Conference, and Wu Linzhi presided over the meeting. The conference further discussed the topics of the joint college over major and curriculum, financial accounting, site selection and enrollment, confidentiality and intellectual property. Subsequently, the two sides conducted in-depth discussions on the joint college defense work of the Ministry of Education to participate in September.
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