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    Sun Guosheng Visits Australia for Exchange

    信息来源: 发布日期:2023-12-20

    WUST News On December 6-10, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of WUST, Sun Guosheng, led a delegation to Australia for a visit and exchange. During the visit, the delegation had fruitful discussions with Deakin University to further deepen cooperation in areas such as student and faculty exchanges, as well as the construction of research platforms. They also held talks for potential collaboration with the Baosteel-Australia Joint Research Center at The University of Queensland. In addition, they participated in the founding ceremony of the WUST Alumni Association in Australia.

    During their visit, the delegation met with Bas Baskaran, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) of Deakin University, John Molony, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International Cooperation) of Deakin University, and Nick Birbilis, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, at Deakin University's Waurn Ponds Campus and Melbourne Campus. Deakin University highly values its cooperation with WUST and hopes to establish a long-term and stable partnership through joint efforts.

    The two universities reviewed and summarized the 10-year operation of the Chinese-foreign cooperative education project and discussed the operational mechanism of the cooperative education project. The delegation discussed with the School of Engineering, School of Life Sciences, School of Environmental Engineering, and IT School to establish a joint research institute to match the research teams of Deakin University and WUST, and promote the implementation of deepening cooperation in the field of scientific research.

    The delegation visited the campus of the University of Queensland and its main teaching and research facilities, and meet Wang Guoxiong, the executive director of the Baosteel-Australia Joint Research Center of the University of Queensland and an alumnus of WUST. The delegation listened to the detailed introduction by Wang Guoxiong regarding Baosteel-Australia Joint Research Center, Baosteel's first international, open-structured industry-academia research collaboration platform. An in-depth discussion was held with Wang Guoxiong to explore the potential for WUST to provide technical support in the innovative development of new technologies, materials, equipment, and more.

    Moreover, Sun Guosheng represented WUST at the founding ceremony of the WUST Alumni Association in Australia, where he also participated in a flag presentation ceremony. The WUST Alumni Association in Australia is the first alumni organization established by WUST overseas. Sun Guosheng presented appointment letters to the President, Honorary President, Vice Presidents, and members of the Board of Directors of the Australian Alumni Association. During the founding ceremony, Sun Guosheng delivered a speech. He warmly congratulated the establishment of the alumni association and expressed his hope that the association would leverage communication and consolidate its strength to contribute valuable ideas and suggestions for the development of WUST. He also encouraged the alumni association to promote networking and further enhance exchanges and cooperation between WUST and the Australian education sector.

    Accompanied by alumnus Huang Xueli, Sun Guosheng and his delegation visited the Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne in Australia. WUST has previously collaborated with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT) to offer programs in international trade and international business, providing over 1,800 students with international business education. More than 1,600 students pursued further studies in Australia, while nearly a thousand students remained in Australia for employment and living.

    The visit itinerary was densely scheduled, and the exchanges were pragmatic and fruitful. The delegation was accompanied by officials from the Office of Research and Development, Office of Logistics Management, Office of International Relations, as well as School of Information Science and Engineering and School of Automobile and Traffic Engineering. Through these exchanges, WUST has further expanded its international cooperation network and platforms in Australia. This will help WUST promote more practical cooperation in various fields and seize opportunities for international collaboration during the recovery period of international education. WUST aims to accelerate the development and construction of high-level international cooperation platforms. (Office of International Relations)