The Delegation of UJN Confucius Institute at Northern State Universit Visits UJN

Aug,21 2015  from:News Center

      On August 10, Ms. Naomi,Smith, the American Dean of the Confucius Institute at Northern State University came for a visit to University of Jinan. UJN Deputy President Wang Baoxian met with the visiting guests. Chen Yan, the Chinese Dean of the Confucius Institute at Northern State University and leaders from UJN International Office, School of Economics, School of Management, School of Foreign Languages, and School of International Education and Exchange as well as teacher representatives attended the meeting.

    Deputy President Wang Baoxian expressed his sincere welcome to Ms. Naomi Smith and briefly introduced the relevant situation of University of Jinan. He said that University of Jinan attaches great importance to the cooperation with Northern State University. Strongly supported by the Hanban, under joint efforts of the two universities, and based on the effective promotion of the dissemination of the Chinese culture, Northern State University has built a positive and favorable platform for communication and cooperation in academic exchange, mutual visit of teachers, and student exchange, thus further expanding the international vision of teachers and students of both universities and promoting UJN's international educating level. Deputy President Wang hoped that Ms. Naomi,Smith'visit will help both sides to carry out direct and effective communication in cooperation details and lay a solid foundation for an all-round communication between the two universities in the future.

    Ms. Naomi,Smith extended her thanks to University of Jinan for their warm reception and considerate arrangement. She said that this is her first visit to China after she took office as Dean of the Confucius Institute at Northern State University and it is of important and special significance as well as gives her an opportunity to have face-to-face communication with the counterparts of University of Jinan. She expressed that she will spare no effort to work with Dean Chen Yan for the construction and development of the Confucius Institute, so as to fully exploit the platform of the Confucius Institute and promoting the in-depth exchange and cooperation between the two universities.
After the meeting, Ms. Naomi,Smith communicated with related teachers on the coming international academic conference at Northern State University and made detailed exchange on participating requirements and details.

    During her visit, Ms. Naomi,Smith also had discussion with the exchange students who are going to Northern State University for further study as well as their parents and answered in great detail questions and doubts raised by the students, making the students and their parents have a more comprehensive understanding of their study and life in the United States.

    The agreement on joint establishment of the Confucius Institute by University of Jinan and Northern State University was officially signed in the Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing on October 13,2014. On April 10, 2015, the Confucius Institute at Northern State University was inaugurated. Based on the Confucius Institute, University of Jinan and Northern State University have developed fruitful cooperation and exchange in quite a few programs. In June 2015, a delegate of 11 Northern State University educators came to China on a 12-day visit. In August, UJN's 23 exchange students will go to Northern State University for free study and one Chinese teacher will be sent to work at the Confucius Institute at Northern State University. In October, UJN's teachers of related specialties will go to Northern State University for an international academic conference.