In the morning of 10th Jan,. 2019, a delegation led by Iain Gillespie, Deparment of Research and Enterprise, Pro-vice-Chancellor, Paul Van Gardingen, Deputy-Vice-Chancellor of University of Leicester visited Panjin campus. Prof. Guo Jinming, Assistant to president DUT, Secretory of Party Committee and Director of administrative Committee, Panjin Campus met with the delegates of UoL in 301 conference room, G01. Alongside, Prof. Zhan Jingjing, Dean of Leicester International Institute (DLI), Baocheng Li, Administration Manager, DLI, Prof. Jianqiang Xu, School of Life and Science and Prof. Xiujuan Zhang, Deputy of Department of Research Affairs attended the meeting.
During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on strengthening exchanges and cooperation in terms of the development of DLI and enhancing Sino-UK friendship through the joint institute.
Prof Guo expressed his sincere welcome to UoL delegation, and brought about the ideas of devoting mutual attention on discipline development and scientific research. He hoped that Iain and Paul would have a deeper understanding of the partnership and strengthen inter-school cooperation and exchange through this visit, in order to deepen the friendship and promote the development of both sides.
Iain agreed with Prof. Guo's ideas of scientific cooperation and promotion of talent cultivation. He expected that both sides would deepen exchanges and cooperation, and improve the cultivation of high-level comprehensive talents in the long-term vision. Besides, Iain emphasized the importance of keeping the relationship with enterprises. It’s a win-win situation if the university would serve the local enterprises and the enterprises would support the university in every aspects.
Paul talked about the importance of review all the achievements and complementation in the past, so that the two sides would find a direction for future blueprint. He, on behalf of UoL, held a high expectation towards DLI, and wish the joint institute would benefit for the local industry and economy in the long run.