April 3, 2015, by Graham Kendall
Delegation from China come on a return visit to Malaysia
In Oct 2014, UNMC led a delegation of Malaysian Vice-Chancellors to China. It was a hugely successful and enjoyable visit.
We were delighted when a returnn trip was recently organised and we were able to receive a delegation (11 Mar 2015) from the Ningbo Education Bureau, as well as from Universities in China. The complete list of the delegation is shown below:
|Hu Chidi||Deputy Director-General, Ningbo Education Bureau|
|Yan Xinqiao||Chief, Division of Higher Education, Ningbo Education Bureau|
|Chen Jinhui||Deputy Chief, Division of International Cooperation, Ningbo Education Bureau|
|Chen Yujuan||Director, International Cooperation Office, Ningbo University|
|Ma Jianrong||President Assistant and Director of Academic Department, Zhejiang Wanli University|
|Lou Baijun||Dean, Modern Logistics Management, Zhejiang Wanli University|
When the delegation visited UNMC we had very fruitful discussions, which we hope to develop over the coming weeks/months. This meeting was attended by Professor Graham Kendall (Vice Provost), Professor Stephen Doughty (Vice Provost), Mr Govindan Nair (Director of International Office) and Mr Patrick Joseph (Director of Academic Affairs).
This meeting was followed up with specific discusisons with the Business School, as well as a Campus Tour.
As well as visiting UNMC, the delegation also visited other Malaysian universities in, what appeared, to be a very packed schedule.
On the evening of 11 Mar 2015, The Ministry of Education were kind enough to organise a reception for the delegation at the Palm Garden Hotel, IOI Resort City. This was attended by other colleagues from UNMC, as well as as representatives from the Ministry and other government agencies.
This event was marked by talks from YBhg Datin Prof Ir Dr Siti Hamisah binti Tapsir (Deputy Director General, Private Higher Education Management Sector Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia) and Hu Chidi (Deputy Director-General, Ningbo Education Bureau)
Following the initial visit, and this return visit, it is hoped that they will lead to real collaboration between the two countries in the educational sector. Of course, there is already a good track record, not least of all that the University of Nottingham has campuses in both Malaysia and China.
Below are some of the photographs of the event, but a more complete set can be seen here.