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SDUW Delegation Visits ANU
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From July 16th to 20th, a delegation led by Prof. Xia Lidong, Vice President of Shandong University, Weihai (SDUW), visited the Australian National University (ANU) to promote cooperation and to attend the 2019 ANU Graduation Ceremony. Staff from School of Mechanical, Electrical and Information Engineering, and the International Office accompanied Prof. Xia on his visit.   

At ANU, the delegation was warmly received by Prof. Brian Schmidt, the Vice-Chancellor, and Ms. Jane O’Dwyer, the Vice-President, Engagement and Global Relations. Prof. Xia spoke highly of the partnership between SDUW and ANU, and expressed his wish that the two universities could achieve high-level accomplishments and boost the development of SDU-ANU Joint Science College by working more closely together. In response, Ms. O’Dwyer agreed with Prof. Xia on the significance of partnership between SDUW and ANU, and said that ANU will give full support to the operation of the Joint Science College. Later, the two parties discussed relevant details regarding the student recruitment, media publicity, orientation arrangements, etc.      

During the stay, the delegation also met with staff from College of Engineering and Computer Science, and College of Science to discuss details of teaching visits, course lists, staff training, etc. According to Prof. Birbilis, Deputy Dean of College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College will make every effort to improve the operation of MoE programs.At College of Science, the delegation had meetings with Prof. Kiaran Kirk, Dean of College of Science, etc. Prof. Xia extended his gratitude towards the ANU College of Science for the help and support SDUW has received in operation of the Joint College, and expressed his wish that further research collaboration could be enhanced to deepen the partnership between the two universities. Prof. Kirk said he looked forward to welcoming the first cohort of students from the Joint College, and the ANU College of Science will send more staff for teaching visits at SDUW.          

During the stay, the delegation attended the ANU Graduation Ceremony. Prof. Xia awarded students attending the MoE program between SDUW and ANU with the SDU Graduation Certificate, and encouraged them to make greater achievements with unremitting efforts.

The delegation also visited the head office of the Australia Education Management Group in Melbourne, and discussed details regarding the operation of relevant cooperation programs.  

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