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Officials from University of Birmingham Visits HITWH
Author: Wei Haiyan | release date: 2018-07-23 |click rate: 18

                           March 14, 2018 | Reported by Wei Haiyan | Translated by Liu Xianghong | Edited by Chen Xiao

On March 14 morning, Charles Luke Wales (Director of International Strategic Engagement of University of Birmingham), Nina Morris (Official of China Institute of University of Birmingham) and Lisa Wu (Representative of University of Birmingham based in Guangzhou) visited Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai (HITWH). Professor Xu Xiaofei, Vice President of HIT and President of HITWH gave them a warm welcome. The two sides held amicable talks in conference room in the main building. The relevant officials of International Office also attended the meeting.

Professor Xu introduced the history and the development of HITWH. Combing with HITWH's "1-2-3-3" Guiding Principle, he focused on the achievement and future plan about discipline construction, scientific research, student cultivation and international education. He recalled the fruitful results of the years of the friendly exchanges and cooperation between HIT and University of Birmingham. President Xu hoped that the two sides will further deepen understanding on the basis of continuing to strengthen previous cooperation, expand exchanges and cooperation in various fields, and conduct mutual visits and research collaboration.

Charles Luke Wales briefly introduced the University of Birmingham. Founded in 1825, the University of Birmingham is one of the most famous universities in British and a top 100 university in the world. It is a founding member of both the Russell Group of British research universities and the international network of research universities, Universitas 21, in which Fudan university, Shanghai Jiao Tong university, the university of Hong Kong are included as its Chinese members. The research direction of the University of Birmingham covers a wide range of fields and has obtained outstanding research achievements. It is a research oriented comprehensive university with more than 500 undergraduate courses and over 300 postgraduate courses.

It is known that HITWH has established the “2+2, 2+3, 3+1, 3+2” Double Degree Programs and the “4+1” Master’s Degree Program with College of Engineering and Physical Sciences of University of Birmingham. The two sides discussed on how to better develop existing cooperation projects and expand cooperation in more fields.
       
During the visit, Nina Morris also gave lectures to the students on joint cultivation program of the University of Birmingham, and then the officials of the University of Birmingham visited the museum of HITWH.