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2017 Outbound Delegations

ECU Senior Delegation visit to Hong Kong and Shanghai

A Senior ECU delegation led by Professor Steve Chapman, ECU's Vice-Chancellor and President, visited Hong Kong and Shanghai in late March. The visit included the landmark launching of Edith Cowan College as well as visits to Fudan University and the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

2017 Inbound Delegations

International visitors at ECU 2017 Research Week

Please join us in welcoming Professor Baofeng Yang, President of Harbin Medical University (HMU), for ECU Research Week. Professor Yang will be giving a special guest lecture and will participate in a panel discussion with Professor Steve Chapman, Professor Wei Wang and Professor Joe Luca on the internationalisation of universities. Both events will take place on Thursday September 21st. For further information please visit

Professor Yang is an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and of the Pacific International Medical Academy, as well as Chairperson of the Department of Pharmacology at Harbin Medical University, a key bio medicine-pharmaceutics laboratory for cardiovascular research of the Chinese Ministry of Education. In his outstanding research, Professor Yang has evaluated the effects of over 50 drugs on the cardiovascular system and proposed the “Best Target of Anti-arrhythmic Drug Action” theory. Professor Yang has also developed a few therapeutic drugs such as Nianlianping and Daming capsule.

In 2016, ECU and HMU signed a Joint PhD Agreement.  ECU recently hosted a study tour visit from students and staff from HMU, who visited classes at the School of Medical and Health Sciences and Edith Cowan College. The group was welcomed by our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve Chapman.

The National Natural Science Foundation of China visits ECU: 22 May 2017

A senior delegation from The National Natural Science Foundation of China, including Xiangping Zhang, Director of the Institution Service Centre; Xinghe Shi, Vice Director of the Institution Service Centre and Ying Liu, Vice Office Director of the Science Media Centre visited ECU on 22 May. Pro Vice Chancellor (China), Professor Wei Wang and representatives of ECU International Office and the Office of Research and Innovation welcomed the delegation at the ECU Joondalup Campus. During the visit, representatives of the two institutions discussed the possibility for future collaboration opportunities.

The National Natural Science Foundation of China is the largest Chinese research funding agency for basic research and application-oriented research in the natural sciences.

Taishan Medical University (TMU) visits ECU: 12 May

A senior delegation from Taishan Medical University, led by TMU’s Vice President, Mrs Xu Shufeng visited ECU on May 12th. The delegation was welcomed by ECU’s Deputy Vice Chancellor International, Professor Simon Ridings and ECU’s Pro Vice Chancellor (China), Professor Wei Wang.

The delegation visited the Joondalup campus and were taken on a tour of the Nursing and Medical Science facilities. During their visit, representatives of both universities signed a joint PhD Agreement.

Senior Delegation from Harbin Medical University (HMU) visits ECU: 1 – 3 May

A senior delegation from Harbin Medical University visited ECU from 1 - 3 May. The delegation included Professor Dan Yang, MD & Ph.D (Director of International Office and Professor of Molecular Biology); Professor Yuandong Qiao, MD & Ph.D (Chancellor of Basic Medical Science School at HMU and Professor of Genetics); and Professor Xu Gao, MD & Ph.D (Deputy Dean of Basic Medical Science School at HMU and Professor of Biochemistry).

The delegation visited Joondalup campus and was taken on a tour of the Sport and Medical Science facilities, as well as the wards in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Their visit was covered in the Australian Chinese Times, a local newspaper that has served the Chinese Community in WA for more than two decades.

Saudi Arabia Cultural Attaché visits ECU: 28 April

A delegation from the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission visited ECU on 28 April. The delegation included Dr Hesham Khadawardi (Saudi Arabia Cultural Attaché), Mr Ahmed Ahmed Aljahani, Mr Kazim Omer, Mr Saddiq K. Al-Arishi, Mr Naser Alotibi, Mr Aziz and Mr Zaher Mohammed. The delegation met with ECU students and ECU staff including Professor Simon Ridings, ECU’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (International), Professor Daryoush Habibi, Executive Dean School of Engineering and Associate and Professor Ashraf Shoeib, Regional Director Middle East and North Africa.

Senior Delegation from Tokyo City University (TCU) visits ECU: 6 - 8 April

A senior delegation from Tokyo City University consisting of Professor Shinji Yoshizaki, Vice-President and Dr Koji Homma, Director of Tokyo City University’s International Office visited ECU from 6 - 8 April to attend the TCU student Japan Festival. TCU students undertaking a study abroad semester at ECU, host a Japan Festival during their semester to showcase their culture to ECU students and staff at ECU’s Mount Lawley campus.

Malaysian Consul and Education Attaché visits ECU: 4 April

Mr Abdul Hadi Mustaffa, Consul and Education Attaché, from the Malaysian Consul General office in Perth, visited ECU on 4 April 2017. Mr Hadi Mustaffa met with Professor Simon Ridings, Deputy Vice Chancellor (International) and other senior staff at ECU.

Australian Consul General to Bali visits ECU: 31 March

On Friday 31 March, Dr Helena Studdert, the Australian Consul General to Bali, visited ECU. Dr Studdert was taken for a brisk walk through the ECU campus and then attended a morning tea with ECU staff and a group of Paramedical Science students. These students had either recently returned from Clinical placements at Sanglah Hospital in Bali, or will be going on their placements in Bali later this year. They were all recipients of New Colombo Plan funding, which has allowed them to have this extremely valuable, life changing opportunity.

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