On July 21, the NUCM delegation (led by Prof. CHENG Chun, Secretary of Party Committee) attended AEMG’s Melbourne Office where they were warmly welcomed by AEMG President Mr. Roger LI, and Director General Ms. Jenny WANG. This meeting allowed in-depth discussion and clarification for the next step of the working plan. After visiting AEMG’s Chinese Cultural Center, Prof. CHENG Chun expressed his high appreciation for the Group’s efforts regarding culture, education and scientific research between China and Australia over the years.
While in Melbourne, the delegation was also warmly received by Prof. Duncan Bentley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology and Prof. Ian Young, former Vice-Chancellor of Australian National University. With AEMG, the three parties participated in extensive discussion in the areas of Co-construction of scientific research platforms, co-cultivation of postgraduate programs and establishment of Joint Education Schools.
In the morning of July 22, the Chair of Academic Senate, Prof. Natalie Brown, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania, Mr. Robert Atkinson and relevant key staff warmly greeted and officially hosted the NUCM delegation, accompanied by Mr. Roger LI and Ms. Jenny WANG. Detailed discussion took place in relation to the collaborative research programme. Importantly during this meeting, an MOU for China-Australian Collaboration Base for Chinese Medicinal Herb Production (Tasmania) was signed by the three parties. This exciting endeavor will promote the internationalised development strategy of TCM through practical cooperation.
Accompanied by Mr. Roger LI, on 23-24 July the delegation attended Griffith University where they were welcomed and hosted by Prof. Henry Smerdon, Chancellor, Prof. Martin Betts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Ms. Sarah Todd, Vice President, and Prof. Andrew Smith, Pro-Vice Chancellor. Detailed discussion took place relating to cooperation mechanisms between the two institutions. During this time, the delegation were able to attend the joint graduation ceremony and joined a reception meeting with program graduates.
On 25th July, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Technology Sydney, Mr. Iain Watt, warmly welcomed the NUCM delegation and Mr. Roger LI. The three parties conducted extensive discussion on potential collaborative programmes and agreed that further discussion should take place. Following the meetings, the delegation toured the UTS super lab located in city campus.
On the final leg of their journey, the delegation (accompanied by Ms. Jenny WANG), travelled to the University of Auckland where they were warmly received and officially hosted by Prof. John Hosking, Executive Dean of Science Faculty, Prof. John Fraser, Dean of Medical School, and key staff. Comprehensive discussion took place in relation to the different levels of cooperation in the areas of international scientific research with international first-class universities, to effectively promote the construction of “first class” disciplines.
These visits further consolidated AEMG’s cooperation with universities at home and abroad, deepened mutual understanding and laid the foundation for the next phase of cooperation.