- Senior executives from three Chinese universities visited Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga for formal talks on Tuesday 14 November
Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga welcomed a delegation of senior executives from three leading universities in China this week to discuss future cooperation between the institutions.
Delegates from Yangzhou University (YZU), Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE) and Jilin University of Finance and Economics (JUFE) arrived in Wagga Wagga on Monday 13 November ahead of the centrepiece event - the Sino-Australian Presidents Meeting, on Tuesday 14 November.
The delegates met with Charles Sturt Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Renée Leon PSM, and other senior Charles Sturt leaders to explore and discuss potential collaborative research projects, student exchange and study abroad, faculty exchange programs, and other cooperation opportunities.
Professor Leon welcomed the Chinese universities’ delegates to the University in Wagga Wagga along with further discussions to strengthen the relationship between the four institutions.
“Charles Sturt University is delighted to host senior leaders from our partner institutions in the China Joint Cooperation Program,” Professor Leon said.
“Two decades of collaboration within this program has yielded significant results in terms of research outcomes and opportunities for students from both countries.
“This year alone Charles Sturt has welcomed more than 1000 new Chinese students who are studying our Bachelor of Business degree.
“These meetings on our Wagga Wagga campus are an opportunity to deepen our collaborations in education and research, as well as showcasing our University’s world-class facilities.”
Wagga Wagga Senior Wiradjuri Elder Aunty Cheryl Penrith performed a Welcome to Country ahead of the formal meeting agenda.
The meeting with the Vice-Chancellor, Chinese universities’ delegates and Charles Sturt senior leaders took place in the Biomedical Sciences building on campus from 9am on Tuesday 14 November.
Charles Sturt has been engaged in the successful delivery of higher education programs in China for more than two decades, with over 13,000 students graduating with dual degrees.
The Joint Cooperation Program (JCP) consists of four separate agreements that Charles Sturt has in place with Yangzhou University, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE), Jilin University of Finance and Economics (JUFE) and Tianjin University of Commerce (TUC).
Senior Charles Sturt representatives recently visited Tianjin University Commerce in China to attend the China Joint Cooperation Program annual meeting on Saturday 27 May, and the China Joint Cooperation Program partner graduation ceremonies from Wednesday 24 May to Thursday 1 June 2023.
Delegates at Charles Sturt in Wagga Wagga this week included:
- Professor Li Zhibin, Dean of Business School
- Mr Yao Fenghua, Deputy Party Secretary of Business School
- Ms Tan Yan, Head of International Education Centre of Business School
- Mr Xu Fei, Program Manager of Business School
Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE):
- Professor Wang Min, President
- Mr Duan Zehua, Director Presidents Office
- Professor Zhang Honglie, Dean of International Business School
- Associate Professor Pan Xuedong, Director of Quality Monitoring and Assessment Centre
Jilin University of Finance and Economics (JUFE):
- Professor Wang Jinghua, Vice President
- Ms Wang Ying, Director of International Office
- Professor Zhuang Shuying, Dean of International Exchange School
With Vice-Chancellor Professor Leon, the Charles Sturt executives included:
- Mr Mike Ferguson, Pro Vice-Chancellor, International
- Professor Michael Friend, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation
- Mrs Eleanor Mitchell, Director, Global Engagement, Office of Global Engagement
- Professor Lewis Bizo, Executive Dean, Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences
- Professor Jenny Kent, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences
- Ms Chantal Tung, Manager, Partnerships, Office of Engagement and Enterprise
- Ms Stephanie Li, Regional Manager, China