British Scholars of Shaanxi Origin Returned for Exchange Visits

Source: Office of International Affairs, NWU

From July 12th to 15th, 5 British scholars of Shaanxi Origin from famous British universities and research institutes including University of College London, University of Southampton, University of Hertfordshire, De Montford University and Liverpool Institute of Tropical Diseases had a 4 - day exchange visit to our university.

On the afternoon of 13th, the forum was held in Taibai campus among the experts and Guo Dawei, the deputy director of the Standing Committee of the Provincial People's Congress, Ma Yimin, deputy director of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Standing Committee of the Provincial People's Congress, Cheng Miangui, president of the Provincial Federation of Overseas Chinese, Shang Xiaohong, vice secretary and vice president of the Provincial Federation of Overseas Chinese, Guo Lihong, president of NWU, and Xi Jia MI, vice president of NWU.

In the forum, Guo Dawei extended a warm welcome to the visit of the scholars, and expressed sincere thanks to their concern about their hometown and their contribution to the development and construction of our province. At the same time, he pointed out that it was the best time for the relationship between China and Britain for they had carried out deep cooperation in many fields. Guo said that as a major province of education and scientific research, Shaanxi province had attached great importance to the development of education, but there still existed a big gap from the internationalized education and the construction of the world's first-class universities. He hoped that the visitors could actively help our province to introduce in talents and play an important role in establishing friendly exchanges between China and Britain.

Guo Lihong said that the complete credit system was going to be implemented in our university in the second half of this year, which would increase the possibility for the foreign cooperation and exchange of our university. At the same time, he hoped that the visiting scholars would expand the cooperative relationship for our university and introduce more high-level experts to join the teaching and research to promote the internationalized construction of our university.

Professor Tang Junwang, the representative of the visiting scholars, expressed gratitude for this forum and the support from Northwest University. He said that scholars of Shaanxi Province in Britain would make use of the platform of the fellow townsmen to introduce high-quality resources of technology and talents to universities and enterprises in our province.

The event was included in the Chunhui Plan of the Ministry of Education and was greatly assisted by the Shaanxi Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese. The scholar group has had a precise connection with the Department of Geology, the University of Chemical Engineering, the College of Chemistry and Materials Science, the College of Life Sciences, the College of Urban and Environmental Science, among whom the substantive cooperation will be carried out.