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Deputy Secretary Wang Qiankun Led a delegation to Visit Universities in the United States, Mexico and Argentina


From November 10th to 20th, Wang Qiankun, deputy secretary of the party committee of WUT, and his delegation has joined in a conference group sent by the Ministry of Education for the international research and think tank construction of higher education and visited some universities in the United States, Mexico and Argentina.


During the visit, Deputy Secretary Wang attended some seminars, including the Symposium on International Research and Think Tank Construction between Chinese and American Universities, the 2019 Academic Conference of International Association of Universities(IAU), China and Latin American Universities Think Tank Construction Seminar. He also visited 5 universities, like Rice University(Rice), Universidad de las Américas Puebla, and Universidad de Buenos Airesand, and overseas offices, such as Chinese Consulate General in Houston.


At the Symposium on International Research and Academic Exchange between Chinese and American Universities, Deputy Secretary Wang made a keynote speech, namely, ‘Practice of International Joint Scientific Research in Chinese Universities-Practice and Exploration of International Joint Scientific Research of WUT’, and also discussed with representatives from School of Engineering of Rice on joint scientific research between Chinese and American universities. He also visited Oshman Engineering Design Workshop of Rice and University of Houston, and discussed with the vice presidents of the two universities on inter-school cooperation, personnel exchanges and international joint experiments. Moreover, he also met with Consul Cai Wei in the Chinese Consulate General in Houston and delivered a speech as the representative.


In Mexico, Deputy Secretary Wang made an introduction of WUT and held discussions with deans and professors of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Universidad de las Américas Puebla on personnel exchange and scientific cooperation. He also visited engineering laboratories of the two universities. In addition, he attended the 2019 Academic Conference of IAU with the theme of ‘Higher Education Reform for the Future, and exchanged views with Ms. Hilligjie Van't Land, the secretary general of IAU and also the host of the conference.


At the seminar in Argentina, Deputy Secretary Wang gave a keynote speech called ‘Practice and Exploration of International Joint Scientific Research of WUT’, and mentioned that he looks forward to working with the present universities and institutions. Luis E. Franci, vice president of Universidad Abierta Interamericana, expressed his willingness for cooperation with WUT in robotics and other fields. During the visit, the delegation also visited the Language Center of the Universidad de Buenos Airesand , and exchanged views with its director, Mr. Roberto Villarruel.


Through this trip, the delegation has deepened their understandings of the international development of universities in the Americas, drew experience of think tanks construction from the universities in the Americas, and enhanced the exchanges and cooperation between China’s top universities and the educational and scientific institutions in the Americas.