Friday, 16 March 2012
Edith Cowan University students and researchers will benefit from closer ties to China following a visit to the country by the ECU President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Kerry O. Cox.
In the first leg of his many meetings in China, Professor Cox, travelling with ECU International Dean Professor Gensheng Shen, has held productive discussions concerning opportunities and threats for Australia-China higher education cooperation.
In Shenzhen, Professor Cox and Professor Shen met with Dr Tie Zhao, Director of ECU EduInfo Representative Office for China, and his staff.
In Beijing, Professor Cox held discussions with the Australian Ambassador to China, Her Excellency Ms Frances Adamson, and her staff with a particular focus on the development of Australian student mobility to China, Australia-China Alumni and joint research activities between ECU and Chinese universities.
In Qingdao, Professor Cox met China University of Petroleum (Huadong) President Professor Shan HongHong and settled and signed the Education Cooperation Agreement which will facilitate exchanges between staff and students from the two organisations.
Professor Cox is in China for two weeks to sign several agreements with Chinese universities. He will next visit Shanghai, Hangzhou and Jinhua.