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HEBUT Attends UA Global Micro-Campuses Conference

Translator: 国际交流与合作处 Editor: release date :2019-07-10

        The International Conference on UA (The University of Arizona) Global Micro-Campuses was held in Qingdao from June 30th to July 2nd, 2019. Issues about building a UA engineering college at HEBUT were discussed. Professor Robert Robbins, president of the UA, thinks highly of the results jointly achieved by the two universities and will fully support this cooperation. He will pay a visit to HEBUT in August. In reply, Professor Han Xu, president of HEBUT, stresses the importance of building a high-standard college with an AU style in terms of teaching environment, teaching quality and campus culture, thus making it a model cooperative college.

 

 

 Ma Guowei, vice president of HEBUT, and Chen Hongyan, director of HEBUT’s International Office, met with their UA counterparts, including Pierre Deymier, head of Materials Science and Engineering Department, Perry Li, head of Mechanical Engineering Department and Charles Wang, director of Chinese Initiatives. They discussed plans on building the college, including campus infrastructure construction, curriculum development and enrollment promotion.

 

 

The conference further enhances HEBUT’s understanding of the UA’s philosophy on education and internationalization, which will promote the exchanges and cooperation between the two institutions.

 

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The University of Arizona (UA) is one of the most well-known public research universities in Tucson, Arizona. Founded in 1885, the UA was the first university in Arizona. Its astronomy, geology, geography, civil engineering, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, law, engineering and life sciences are among the best in the United States. It is also known as one of the "public ivy league" universities, and one of the 62 member universities of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the top research university alliance in North America. The UA receives nearly $700 million a year in research grants from the National Science Foundation, ranking the 33rd among U.S. universities. According to world university rankings published by the U.S. News and World Report in 2018, the University of Arizona ranks the 77th in the world.


 

Translated by Kong Qiqi, revised by Zhang Shanglian and proofread by Shi Gengshan