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Hunan Normal University visits USJ for Future Cooperation

11/26/2020

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A delegation from the Hunan Normal University (HNNU), China, visited the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) with the aim of promoting and strengthening partnership between the two institutions.



On the afternoon of 24th of November 2020, a delegation from the Hunan Normal University (HNNU), China, visited the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) with the aim of promoting and strengthening partnership between the two institutions. Vice Rector of USJ, Prof. Zhang Shuguang; Dean of Faculty of Business and Law, Prof. Jenny Lao Phillips; and Head of the Department of Languages and Culture, Prof. Lídia Zhou; warmly welcomed the delegation.

During the campus tour, the delegation visited the Audio-Visual Production Studio, Design Studio, Architectural Studio, Digital Fabrication Lab, Library and Residential Hall, being particularly intrigued by the 3D Printing equipment, pointing that USJ is “small in scale, but internationalised and exquisite”.

In 2019, a MOU was signed between the two institutions to strengthen collaborations in different fields such as developing Portuguese Language exchange programme. Macao has long been a significant platform for cultural exchange between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries and with such rich experience in Portuguese language teaching, it could prove an opportunity for HNNU to develop such programme with USJ.

During the meeting, both institutions expressed their intention to cooperate and reached a consensus that exchange programmes for students and academics in the fields of Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development and International Tourism will gradually be introduced.

USJ Vice Rector also stated that Macao; being the “super contact” for exchanges between China and the rest of the world, especially Portuguese-speaking countries; providing internationalised talents for the Greater Bay Area, is one of the most highly valued higher education policies of the Macao SAR Government. USJ has a distinctive multicultural learning environment, thus educational partnership will further enrich students learning experience.

Among the HNNU delegation were Chen Yujiang, Director of Taiwan, HK and Macau Affair Office of HNNU; Jiang Lihua, Deputy Director of Taiwan, HK and Macau Affair Office of HNNU; Wang Zhaofeng, Dean of the School of Tourism; Dai Jianhua, Dean of the School of Information and Engineering; Jiang Li Hua, Assistant to the Dean, College of Foreign Language Studies; and He Caiyun, Professor of Medicine School.

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(From left to right: HNNU Medicine School Prof. He Caiyun; Deputy Director, Taiwan, HK and Macau Affair Office of HNNU, Jiang Li Hua; USJ Dean of Faculty of Business and Law, Prof. Jenny Lao Phillips; HNNU Dean of College of Information and Engineering Prof. Dai Jianhua; USJ Vice Rector, Prof. Zhang Shuguang; Director of Taiwan, HK and Macau Affair Office of HNNU, Mr. Chen Yunjiang; HNNU Dean of College of Tourism, Prof. Wang Zhaofeng; USJ Head of the Department of Languages and Culture Ms. Lídia Zhou)

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(USJ Vice Rector, Prof. Zhang Shuguang, gifting souvenir to the Director of Taiwan, HK and Macau Affair Office of HNNU, Mr. Chen Yunjiang)

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(Meeting between the two institutions)