Vice Chancellor of ECU Visits UJN

Sep,25 2015  from:News Center

    Univeristy of  Jinan(UJN), September.25,2015:On September 1, Ron Oliver, professor and Vice Chancellor of Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Australia and his colleague, altogether 2 people came to visit University of Jinan. UJN Vice President Wang Baoxian met with the guests. Relevant leaders of International Office and the School of International Education and Exchanges attended the meeting.

    Vice President Wang Baoxian expressed his sincere welcome to Vice Chancellor Oliver for their visit and introduced to the guests the latest progress UJN has made in recent years in teaching, scientific research and international exchange. Vice President Wang Baoxian talked that Jinan City and the City of Joondalup where Edith Cowan University is located are friendship city. Through this platform, University of Jinan and Edith Cowan University signed an agreement of friendship and cooperation in 2004. Over the past 11 years, both universities have maintained continuous exchanges of students and established a solid foundation for cooperation. More than 50 UJN students have been sent to Edith Cowan University in succession for further studies and obtained degrees through mutual recognition of credits. In addition, Shandong Province is the hometown of Confucius as well as a big province of economy in China. Shandong Province ranks front in education in China. University of Jinan, as a comprehensive university jointly built by Shandong Province and the Ministry of Education of the P. R. China, welcomes the students from Edith Cowan University to study through short-term or long-term exchange programs.

    Vice President Wang Baoxian pointed out that both sides should have the sense of innovation, explore new ideas, jointly promote the substantial cooperation between the two universities, and continue to consolidate the traditional cooperation programs to push the friendly relations between both sides to a new step with more liberal and more tolerant ways. Vice President Wang Baoxian also put forward specific opinions on cooperation between the two universities. Firstly, the two sides continue to promote the exchange of students. Each semester, send outstanding students to the other university in exchange for 3-6 months of learning. Secondly, send teachers through the teacher exchange program to the other university for exchange or short-term training. Thirdly, jointly hold international academic conferences. Both sides may integrate their respective resources of cooperation, hold by turns or jointly hold international academic conferences. They can also jointly apply for and undertake the national or international scientific research cooperative projects, strengthening cooperation at academic level. On the principle of mutual benefit, strive to deepen the cooperation between the two universities so that the teachers and students of both sides will benefit from the exchange.

    VIce Chancellor Ron Oliver expressed his heartfelt pleasure to come to Jinan and visit University of Jinan with the City of Joondalup Government Delegation of Australia. He thought highly of the cooperation between the two universities over the past decade. Edith Cowan University hopes very much to deepen the cooperation between the two universities based on the original exchange and is willing to provide support to UJN students studying in Australia through all possible forms. Edith Cowan University will actively encourage her students to study the Chinese language and experience the Chinese culture in University of Jinan through establishing university scholarship. As an old friend of University of Jinan, Edith Cowan University hopes that the cooperation between the two universities will develop continuously, healthily and stably.

    Firstly founded in 1902, Edith Cowan University (ECU) is located in Perth, the capital of Western Australia. ECU is the largest and oldest public university in Australia, as well as a five-star comprehensive national university in Australia. ECU has five faculties, including Faculty of Business and Public Management, Faculty of Mass Communications, Health and Science, Faculty of Community Services, Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, as well as Faculty of Regional Professional Studies. ECU offers more than 190 kinds of professional courses, and awards degrees with international recognition, offering high quality courses including business, finance, mass communication, communication, computer network, information technology, and education. Among them, the mass communications, business and IT top the list in the professional field in Australia.