QMES Successfully Held A Meeting with University of Groningen and Curtin University
On Oct. 15th, during the 80thAnniversary of NPU, QMES held a meeting with University of Groningen and Curtin University in Meeting Room A310, School of Aeronautics under full support of the Office of Global Engagement, NPU.
Director of Graduate School of Science and Engineering Prof. Marc van der Maarel, and Business Development Manager Mr. Wanli Zheng, Faculty of Science and Engineering of University of Groningen, Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Research Excellence Prof. Garry Allison of Curtin University, Vice Dean Chen Jun of QMES, Deputy Director Yang Ye of Teaching Affairs Office and Miss. Wang Ruixuan of General Affairs Office of QMES joined the meeting.
Commissioned by Dean Kong Jie, Chen Jun expressed warm welcome to delegations of University of Groningen and Curtin University on behalf of QMES. He made an introduction to QMES from the aspects of establishment background, education features, teaching operation, student affairs and development prospect. Chen Jun also elaborated on potential cooperation opportunities and prospective of Sino-foreign cooperative education.
Prof. Marc van der Maarel of University of Groningen expressed his gratitude for NPU’s arrangement. He introduced schools and discipline features of University of Groningen in detail, and life and learning of Chinese students in the university in particular with a hope that more NPU students could exchange and study in University of Groningen.
Prof. Garry Allison introduced Curtin University from its establishing origins, education mode, cooperative programmes. Based on advantaged scientific research, he shared successful experience of improving international rankings with other participants.
During free discussion, all of the participants exchanged ideas on the advantage, joint teaching and internationalized development of Sino-foreign cooperative education.
The University of Groningen has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1614. The University provides high quality education and research in a broad range of disciplines, focusing on three key elements: Energy, Healthy Ageing and Sustainable Society. It has a strong international reputation and maintains a firm -- rapidly increasing -- position in the international rankings’ lists.
Curtin University was established in 1967. It is an international university with a rapidly expanding global footprint. Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings. It is ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the 2018. Curtin’s courses are also highly regarded in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject, ranking second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, in the top 50 for earth and marine sciences, and in the top 100 for architecture/built environment, education and sports-related subjects.
Reviewer: Jie Kong