On December 12, 2019, the Southwest University (SWU) and Partner Universities Information Sharing Session and the Opening of Melbourne Graduate Institute (MGI) were held at AEMG Group’s Melbourne Headquarters. MGI is an overseas campus jointly established by SWU, AEMG Academy and AEMG Group. It is an innovative model which encompasses joint postgraduate programs and joint research centers between SWU and multiple foreign universities in areas ranging all the way from education, to research, and to production.
Mr. Roger Li and Ms. Jenny Wang, President and Director General of AEMG; Prof. Jin Yule, Vice President of SWU; Prof Ian Young AO, Dean of Cloud Campus; Prof. Mike Kyrios, Pro Vice Chancellor of Flinders University; Mr. Rob Wilson, Deputy Vice Chancellor of University of Tasmania (UTas), Prof. Zhou Wanlei, founder of Innovative Digital Research Center of University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and more than 40 scholars, professors and experts from China and Australia gathered to witness the new milestone in the educational internationalization of SWU.
Prof. Peter Frappell, AEMG Vice President of Research and Strategic Development, presided over the unveiling ceremony and congratulated the establishment of the Melbourne Graduate Institute of SWU on behalf of the Group. Reviewing the cooperation between SWU and its partner universities in Australia, Prof. Jin expressed that he hoped to further strengthen this cooperation by leveraging the complementary advantages of relevant universities and their educational institutions in Australia through the MGI, where it is expected to further facilitate cooperation in high-level talent training and R&D. Prof. Zhao Guohua, Dean of Graduate School briefly introduced the R&D strength and Graduate School of SWU through video conference. The representatives from partner universities; Prof. Zhou Wanlei, Head of School of Computer Science and founder of Innovative Digital Research Center, UTS; Prof. Mike Kyrios, Pro Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Flinders University; and Prof. Dugald Close, Acting Associate Director Research, Deputy Director, and Horticulture Centre Leader at Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, UTas; shared their collaborative projects with MGI respectively. Bringing the event to a close, Prof. Ian Young AO gave a conclusive speech, blessing the MGI with a fruitful future.
The MGI Opening and Partner Universities Information Sharing Session demonstrated the determination and efforts of the Group and its partner universities in deepening cooperation and striving to create future education: each party will continue to make concerted efforts to make greater contributions to the exchange and integration of high-quality resources of higher education at home and abroad, jointly cultivate high-quality talents, and develop advanced science and technologies.