With the invitation from AEMG and Australian partner universities, a delegation of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) led by NUAA President Prof. NIE Hong visited Australia from 21st November to 25th November, 2016.
On the morning of 21st November, the delegation arrived in Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. Accompanied by AEMG CEO Mr. Roger Li and Director of Global Engagement and Partnership Department Mr. Elroy Duan, the delegation visited University of Western Australia (UWA). Acting Vice-Chancellor of UWA Prof. Robyn Owens and PVC (International) Mr. Iain Watt warmly welcomed the delegation. Then both parties had a detailed discussion on the present cooperation and future collaborations in various areas. NUAA wished that two universities could expand the cooperation and establish a high-standard platform of research, which was strongly supported by UWA.
On 22nd, the delegation visited the Chinese Culture Centre in AEMG Melbourne Office. During the meeting afterwards, both parties reviewed their cooperation over the last decade and sketched their future collaborations. Prof. NIE spoke highly of the efforts AEMG has made towards the promotion of Chinese culture overseas, as well as the development of higher-education teaching and research in both countries.
On 23rd, the delegation visited Deakin University. Executive Dean of Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment Prof. Trevor Day welcomed the delegation in Burwood Campus of the university and held a meeting afterwards. The communication focused on the joint cultivation of high-end talents. Then Chinese teaching staff and PhD students in Deakin University met the delegation and had a detailed discussion on the intensive development of higher education in China and in Australia. Prof. NIE welcomed them all to visit NUAA for further academic communication and other opportunities.
On 24th. The delegation visited RMIT University, and welcomed by DVC Prof. Andrew Maclntyre. The two universities communicated productively on the joint education programs. Both parties wished to further and broaden their collaborations in the years to come.
The visits of NUAA to Australian partner universities enhanced the communication among AEMG and its partners, and laid a solid foundation for the management of joint programs and research platforms.