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American University of Sharjah guests visit SNNU



In the morning of May 6, Shaanxi Normal University president You Xuqun received guests from the American University of Sharjah of United Arab Emirates, president Björn Kjerfve and vice president for research, and SNNU outstanding alumnus Zhao Wei at the Administration Building on Changan campus.


      The guests met Mr. Liu Jianbin, Secretary General of SNNU Alumni Association, Mr. Wang Xiaoming, dean of School of Computer Science, and Mr. Guan Haiqiang, vice director of International Programs Office.

After welcoming the guests and briefing them about the university, President You said as universities should change their roles and actively participate in the international exchange and cooperation in the backdrop of globalization, the university has been attaching great importance to student international exchange and hoping more of them could have broadened vision. He hoped the two universities could begin cooperation in the areas of computer science, materials and chemistry, and further extend to joint programs, collaborative research and administration.

President Kjerfve thanked the universitys hospitality, and said Prof. Zhao Wei presented a fine example of SNNUs academic quality, and hoped the two universities could work together from student exchange to cooperation in advantageous disciplines. He proposed the two institutions could sign cooperative agreement in the near future, discussing exchange and cooperation in faculty and student visit, research and joint programs.

Prof. Zhao Wei said that AUS courses were all accredited in conformity with U.S. system of disciplines, objectives and curricula, and hoped the two universities could begin substantial exchange and cooperaiton.

During the visit, SNNU CPC Committee secretary Cheng Guangxu met and talked with president Kjerfve.

The guests also visited the Ministry of Education Engineering Research Center for Historical and Cultural Heritage Conservation. Prof. Zhao Wei visited School of Computer Science, having academic exchange and advising on doctoral dissertations.


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