Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Newcastle (Singapore)
Prof. Amir Mahmood Visited HZU
On March 24th, Professor Amir Mahmood, Pro Vice Chancellor of the
University of Newcastle, Singapore (UON Singapore), together with Dr. Henry
Hung, Managing Director of Hong Kong Beauty Shadow Co., Ltd., and
Ms. He Huiju, Factory Manager of Hong Kong Beauty Shadow (Huizhou) Co., Ltd.,
visited Huizhou University (HZU). The guests were warmly received and greeted
by the director of International Affairs Department, the vice-director of Academic
Affairs Department and a representative from School of Economics and
Management. A meeting was held in the Meeting Room 612 of Administration
The director of International Affairs Department firstly gave a brief introduction
of HZU. Starting from the history of the University, she introduced the delegates
to the recent academic achievements and international cooperation programs.
Through using charts and figures, she demonstrated that HZU’s international
communication and cooperation has enjoyed a good development in recent years.
She expressed that at present HZU is facing major development opportunities, and
in order to improve the strength of HZU and better serve the local economic and
social development, it is urgent to broaden the faculty’s horizon to meet
international standard. Thus, it is hoped that the two Universities could establish
cooperative relations, creating more communication and exchange opportunities
for students and faculty of two sides.
Professor Amir Mahmood, on behalf of the delegation, expressed his heartfelt
thanks for the warm reception and thoughtful preparation of HZU. He gave a
detailed introduction of the basic situation, organizational structure and
distinguished features of disciplines at UON Singapore. He stated that one of the
greatest advantages of UON Singapore is that it shares identical teaching quality
and research resources with University of Newcastle, Australia. As students studying
at UON Singapore can receive degrees conferred by University of Newcastle,
Australia, UON Singapore has become an ideal study destination for students from
Southeast Asian countries. He also stressed that international communication and
cooperation, especially international collaborative research, is the trend of higher
education; therefore, he wished that HZU and UON Singapore could establish a
more comprehensive partnership, from which joint research and programs
articulation can be developed.
Established in 2006, UON Singapore has been nurtured nearly 4000 graduates from
more than 30 countries around the world, making it as one of the most
internationalized universities in Singapore. Professor Amir Mahmood’s visit to HZU provided an opportunity for HZU to cooperate with an advanced university in
Singapore, which would greatly contribute to the further development of
international communication and enhance the quality of cooperative projects.