Delegates from Shandong University, Weihai, under the leadership of Prof. Lidong XIA, Vice President, visited with partners in Australia.
From 16th to 17th July, the delegation visited AEMG’s Melbourne Office where they were warmly welcomed by President Mr. Roger LI and Director General Mrs. Jenny WANG. Prof. Lidong XIA expressed his great appreciation of the Group’s past and continuing efforts in furthering education and scientific research between China and Australia.
Mrs. Jenny WANG accompanied the delegation to the Australian National University in Canberra on 18th July where they met with Prof. Tony Hosking, Director (Acting) of Research School of Computer Science, and other key staff. The three parties discussed the existing projects within the MoE Program and undertook detailed consultation relating to cooperation, reaching a broad consensus. During this visit, the delegation enjoyed the opportunity to meet with SDUW-ANU program student representatives and to award the SDU degree to the students. On 19th July the delegation was greeted by Prof. Jane O’ Dwyer, Vice President, Engagement and Global Relations of ANU and Prof. Kiaran Kirk, Dean of ANU College of Science. The three parties discussed student recruitment and teaching visits for the Joint Science School.
While at ANU, accompanied by Ms Ellen HAO (Pro-Director from AEMG’s Global Engagement and Partnership Department), the delegation participated in the grand Graduation Ceremony where they met with program students and witnessed their successful graduation.
The visit to Australia further enhanced the communication between AEMG and partner universities and ensures smooth and efficient operation of joint education programs now and into the future.