International Affairs Office & Hongkong、Macao and Taiwan Affairs Office
International Affairs Office (IAO), Hongkong、Macao and Taiwan Affairs Office (HMTO) executes the foreign affairs policies of the P.R. China and of the University regarding external affairs and the coordination of international academic exchange. Together with the university president, IAO drafts new policies concerning international relations and thus plans the development of projects involving international affairs in the University. The office is also responsible for handling the external affairs of departments throughout NWU. IAO facilitates teaching, scientific research, and general academic exchange by providing informational services. The office also oversees foreign visits to the University; it invites foreign experts to the university, and oversees the living arrangements and studies of these academic visitors as well as the travel necessities of foreign dignitaries visiting NWU. In addition, IAO assists the travel of the many students, teaching and administrative staff going abroad on official university business by handling passport and visa arrangements; the office also offers recommendations to NWU professors and administrators for their personal travel needs. Further responsibilities of the office include handling international conference requests, keeping contact information and relations with foreign universities, and attending to affairs identified by the University president.
IAO has three divisions: Division for Exchange Programs, Division of Faculty Going Abroad Service and Division of General Affairs.