On 20 April, 2016, with the invitation from AEMG and Shandong University, delegation of three academics from University of Western Australia led by Vice Chancellor Mr. Paul Johnson, accompanied by CEO of AEMG Mr. Roger Li, visited Shandong University. President of SDU Mr. ZHANG Rong met the delegation on campus.
During the meeting, President of SDU Mr. ZHANG Rong reviewed the established cooperation between the two universities. He said, the two universities are both comprehensive universities, and accessible to plenty of cooperation opportunities. He hoped that the visit could promote a further cooperation in the field of natural science.
Then, two universities had a detailed discussion on the joint PhD program, the joint application of the program, advancement of joint research and development of preponderant majors in CUMT.
Vice Chancellor of UWA Mr. Paul Johnson said that the university is now encouraging students to travel to study and conduct research in Asian countries, and hoped that joint research programs could be established between the two universities for a even more fruitful future.
After the meeting, two universities signed the agreement of joint PhD program, witnessed by AEMG. They also interacted with program students from Weihai campus via remote control devices.
The visit and agreement promoted the mutual understanding, realized communications among SDU, UWA and AEMG, and laid a solid foundation for future collaborations.