Recently, the China-UK Higher Education Forum 2023 was held in Beijing. Fang Jun, Deputy Director-General of the Department of International Cooperation and Exchange, the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, An Yan, Deputy Secretary-General of China Education Association for International Exchange, Nick Thomas, Minister of Culture and Education of British Embassy, and Scott McDonald, Global Executive Director of Culture and Education Office, attended the event and delivered speeches.
Fang Jun, Deputy Director-General of the Department of International Cooperation and Exchange, the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, gives a speech
An Yan, Deputy Secretary-General of China Education Association for International Exchange, makes an address
At the parallel panel, the university representatives from China and UK had a lively discussion around the topics such as China-UK cooperation in running schools, inter-school cooperation, joint scientific research and two-way exchange of teachers and students, and promised to promote pragmatic cooperation between Chinese and British universities and facilitate the high-quality development of higher education.
Exchanges in the forum
Liu Guiwen, Vice President of Chongqing University, attended the event and gave a speech on "Accelerating the implementation of innovation-driven development strategy and deepening the China-UK pragmatic cooperation in scientific research". He said that Chongqing University, as one of educational institutions included in the first batch of "Elite Institute of Engineering" in China, is also actively exploring new modes of international scientific research cooperation and personnel training: cooperation with world-class universities and industries, cross of disciplines, integration of production and education, and "one-stop" personnel training covering bachelor, master and doctoral degrees; Guided by key fields and major social needs, Chongqing University will build joint research platforms with world-class universities and enterprises and launch scientific incentives to tackle key problems and promote future industrial innovation.
Liu Guiwen, Vice President of Chongqing University, delivers a speech
Twenty universities from the UK attended the forum, such as Durham University, University of Bristol, University of Birmingham, University of Warwick, University of Leeds, Cardiff University, University of Edinburgh and University of St Andrews. During the forum, Chongqing University exchanged views with British universities in a long-term cooperation relation to discuss the next specific cooperation direction. Chongqing University will continue to promote international academic exchanges and vigorously support the exchange visits between teachers and students; In addition, it will carry out in-depth pragmatic cooperation with more British universities in multiple fields.
Exchanges among universities
Besides, Gao Xiang, Deputy Director of Office of International Affairs, attended the related events as an accompanying person.