With the invitation from AEMG and partner universities in Australia, a delegation of Shandong University of Science and Technology (SDUST) led by Prof. FAN Mingqu, Vice Chairman of SDUST Campus Administrative Committee, visited Australia from 28th November to 2nd December, 2016.
On the afternoon of 28th November, the delegation arrived in Melbourne, and visited AEMG headquarter in Melbourne accompanied by AEMG CEO Mr. Roger Li and Director of Global Engagement and Partnership Department Mr. Elroy Duan. Roger warmly welcomed the delegation and held a meeting afterwards. Both parties concluded their cooperation of the year. On behalf of SDUST President Prof. Ren Tingqi, Prof. Fan sketched the future cooperation and was strongly responded by Roger. The delegation also visited AEMG Chinese Culture Centre.
On 29th November, the delegation visited Swinburne University of Technology accompanied by AEMG Director General Ms. Jenny Wang. Mr. Jeffery Smart, Vice-President (International and Students) of Swinburne, welcomed the delegation and held a meeting afterwards. Both parties discussed their future cooperation and reached a preliminary consensus. Mr. Smart spoke highly of the partnership with AEMG over the last decade. The delegation then visited the Swinburne Advanced Manufacturing Centre and Future Factory. Prof. Fan highly appraised the research and teaching in Swinburne and hoped the three parties can join hands to advance the internationalization of SDUST.
On 30th November and 1st December, the delegation visited the University of Tasmania accompanied by Ms. Jenny Wang, and was warmly welcomed by Prof. Monique Skidmore, PVC （ International Engagement）of UTAS. JMC was held afterwards with Faculties of Science and Engineering. Discussions were furthered in areas of teaching and student support services. On the afternoon of 1st December, the delegation met with the students enrolled in the joint program, and enjoyed a heated interaction during the meeting. Director f AEMG Admission and Enrollment Center Ms Zhang Ting also attended the meeting.
The visit of SDUST to partner universities in Australia furthered strengthened the communication between AEMG and its partners, and laid a solid foundation for management of joint programs and deeper collaborations.