Vice President Xu Wanhong Visited the United States
To strengthen international communication and cooperation, reinforce cooperation
with partner university, develop various exchange programs and seek for common
development, a delegation led by Xu Wanhong, Vice President of Huizhou University
(HZU), visited the University of Jamestown (UJ) in the USA on October 18th.
The delegation received a warm welcome from Robert Badal, President, and Paul
Olson, Vice President, and some other officials from UJ.
During the visit, the delegation of HZU visited the School of Computer Science,
School of Business, School of Biology, School of Foreign Languages, Nursing Labs,
etc. and had a meeting with President Robert Badal and Vice President Paul Olson.
President Robert Badal extended a warm welcome to the arrival of the delegation
with sincere thanks. He said the memory of his attendance to HZU’s 65th
anniversary in 2011 was still fresh and congratulated HZU on reaching its 70th
anniversary this year. He said that in the past 6 years, Chinese international
education teachers of HZU have played an important role in UJ’s Chinese and
Chinese Cultural Education. He also hoped the two parties could continue to
expand communication scale on teachers and students exchanges, and to carry
out more communication and cooperation programs. Vice President Xu Wanhong
introduced HZU’s achievement in talents cultivation, scientific research, and
international communication and cooperation in recent years. He thought highly of
the communication and cooperation between two parties and appreciated UJ’s cooperation in establishing an overseas platform for HZU’s teachers practicing
teaching Chinese to international students. Finally, he expressed his hope to
enhance the level of cooperative programs.
During the visit in the United States, the delegation also visited the University of
North Dakota and had a informal meeting with Hesham El-Rewini, Dean of School
of Engineering and Mining, as well as Professor Vamegh Rasouli, the head of the
Department of Petroleum Engineering. Dean Hesham El-Rewini introduced that
School of Engineering and Mining has a high level in research and teaching with 6
departments included Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electron, Geography, Machinery
and Petroleum Engineering, in which undergraduate and graduate education are all
included. Xu Wanhong said that in Huizhou City, the petrochemical industry is one
of the pillar industries and HZU has rich experience in this field. HZU now is
strengthening and encouraging the construction of science and engineering
subjects, thus there might be an opportunity to conduct substantive cooperation in
fields of petroleum engineering in the future between two universities.
This visit has strengthened the communication with UJ, defined the direction of
future cooperation between two parties, discovered new partner and explored
possible cooperation. Foundation for future endeavor has been laid and
cooperation with universities in the USA can also be enhanced.