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FAFU Actively Promotes Cooperation with DUT


  发布时间: 2014-04-28   信息员:   

"I'm very glad to come to FAFU. I remember that when last year the Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Africa's President Jacob Zuma witnessed the signing ceremony of Confucius Institute, the President Xi Jinping told me that he had worked in Fujian Province for nearly 18 years, and would pay special attention to the project of Confucius Institute co-built by FAFU and DUT in South Africa. He hoped that our two universities would build the Confucius Institute better and more distinguished!" On the morning of April 19th, Former Chairman of the Federal Association of Higher Education in South Africa, the President of DUT Ahmed Cassim Bawa professor , happily said the above remarks when he met the leaders and the experts of FAFU at the meeting room of Mingde Building. The DUT delegation of four persons came to visit FAFU with an aim to promote the construction of Confucius Institute and discuss about the further exchanges and cooperation between the two universities. The Leaders of FAFU, Ye Huiling and Wang Zonghua have met the guests.

 

President of DUT Ahmed Cassim Bawa professor delegation came to visit FAFU

During the meeting, Ye Huiling, on behalf of all the teachers and students of FAFU, expressed warm welcome to the visit of the President Bawa. Ye Huiling said that “the peoples of the two countries have developed profound friendship. The establishment of the Confucius Institute was a great event which had milestone significance in the process of education internationalization of FAFU. By joint efforts of the two universities, the Confucius Institute started smoothly and made a good beginning. Especially, President Bawa just now mentioned that the President Xi Jinping would pay special attention to the Confucius Institute project and hoped the two universities to build the Confucius Institute better and more distinguished. It was a great encouragement to all the teachers and students of FAFU! She indicated that FAFU would make effort jointly with DUT to build the Confucius Institute better more distinguished and with more development prospects, so that it would truly become a platform of cultural exchanges between the two countries and a bridge of friendship between the peoples of two countries. At the same time, FAFU would earnestly implementthe Memorandum signed between the two Universities,and steadily promote the overall exchanges and cooperation between the two Universities by the platform and link of Confucius Institute. FAFU would continue to keep a long-term cooperation with Kwazulu Natal Province in South Africa, and take the advantage of JunCao technology developed by Lin Zhanxi, JunCao in order to better serve the people of South Africa.

 The two sides held a cordial exchange

Mr.Bawa expressed his gratitude to Ye Huiling for her enthusiastic reception, and said that since March 26th last year, the date when the two universities signed the agreement, under the witness of the leaders of the two countries, for co-building Confucius Institute in the capital Pretoria, the cooperative-exchange relationship between the two universities has been steadily developed on the basis of the project of Confucius Institute. He said that he felt full of confidence in a more comprehensive and in-depth cooperative-exchange relationship in the future between the two universities. He believed that this was a positive inter-universities’ relationship which had good prospects for development. He said that, until now, the construction of Confucius Institute going smoothly, especially since the Chinese Director has taken his new post at DUT in March 2014, the Confucius Institute opened its first Pilot Mandarin Course and quickly attracted the attention of faculties and staffs of DUT. The course went smoothly and got good response. He hoped that the two sides would make efforts to further promoted the exchanges of teachers and students, the scientific research cooperation and the cultural exchanges between the two universities by the bridge of Confucius Institute.

The Council Meeting was held in the first meeting room of Mingde building

After the meeting, the two sides held the 2014 First Session of the Third Council Meeting of Confucius Institute and the FAFU-DUT Cooperation Conference, listened to the report about the operation situation and the next annual planning of the Confucius Institute in the first meeting room of Mingde building. The Vice President Wang Zonghua hosted the council meeting. Among the attendees was Professor Suren Singh, the Dean of the College of Applied Sciences, Professor Lina Puckree, the Dean of the College of Health Sciences, Dr. Rishi Balkaran, the Dean of the College of Management of DUT, and the Directors of the National JUNCAO Engineering Technology Research Center, the Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges, the Confucius Institute, the Overseas Education College, the Graduate School, the College of Food Science, the College of Life Sciences, the College of Apicultural Science, the College of Horticulture, the College of Public Administration, the College of Management Science and the College of Economics of FAFU.

 

 

 

 

Professor Ahmed Cassim Bawa gave theme seminars 

During his visit at FAFU, The President Bawa gave two theme seminars on the topic of “South Africa's Higher Education System” and “DUT: Thinking about a strategic Plan?” respectively, to the teachers and students of FAFU. The contents of these seminars were about South Africa's Higher Education System and DUT, and the brilliant presentations were highly appreciated by all the attended teachers and students of FAFU. The seminars were hosted by the Vice President You Minsheng.

President Ahmed Cassim Bawa kept good interaction with students of FAFU

During their visit at FAFU, the delegation of the President Bawa respectively visited the College of Apicultural Science, the College of Economics, the College of Public Administration, the College of Management Science, the College of Horticulture, and the College of Food Science for having a deep knowledge about their disciplines and their teaching and research situations. They visited the laboratories, the MPA Center, the MBA Center, the Fujian Apitherapy Hospital and the Fujian Shenfeng science and Technology Development Co., Ltd. with great interest. They held positive discussions and exchanges with the experts and teacher and student representatives from these colleges about thecarrying out of the education and scientific research cooperation and exchanges between the two Universities, and reached a preliminary cooperation agreement in the discipline of Tourism, Bee and Management.

Professor Suren Singh discussed with teachers and students of the College of Life Science

Professor Suren Singh discussed with teachers and students of  the College of Food Science

Professor Suren Singh discussed with teachers and students of the College of Horticulture

Professor Lina Puckree experienced apitherapy technology in the Fujian Apitherapy Hospital 

Dr. Rishi Balkaran discussed with teachers and students of the College of Economics

Dr. Rishi Balkaran visited MPA Center and discussed with teachers and students of the College of Public Administration 

Professor Lina Puckree and Dr. Rishi Balkaran visited MBA Center and discussed with teachers and students of the College of Management Science

The DUT delegation visited JUNCAO Engineering Technology Research Center

During the visit of DUT delegation, FAFU and DUT reached consensus on the all-round and in-depth cooperation in the aspects of teacher training, exchanges of teachers and students, academic exchanges, talent training, cooperative research in science and technology, social services, cultural exchanges etc., and would further expand the exchanges and cooperation areas in the disciplines of Art Design, Management, Engineering Construction, Biotechnology, Food Processing, Bee, and Tourism Management.

 

Correspondant: Publicity Department  Zheng Wei  

                      Office of International Cooperation and Exchange  Chen Zhijie  Chenyao  Xuliyan

Photogragher:  Publicity Department  Zheng Qirong   and so on

Translator:      Zheng Wei

Auditor:          College of Crop Science  Lu Yunhai

 

 

 

 

 

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