Beijing, 13th April, 2017 (BISTU)--- Cooperation between BISTU and University of Kansas (KU) is explored when Vice President Xu Baojie meets with KU delegation led by Dr. Charles Bankart, Associate Vice Provost for International Programs.
Following his introduction to BISTU, Xu Baojie expresses that internationalization is one of key areas to which BISTU has attached great importance. The University spares no efforts to working together with high-level leading institutions represented by KU so as to offer more overseas learning opportunities for students and faculties. This would not only help their personal development but also growth of BISTU. Xu Baojie points out that KU delegation visit will for sure kick off cooperation between the two institutions. It is hoped that both institutions would work sincerely together. Xu Baojie positively confirms the to-be-conducted 3+1 program and expects that cooperation could be explored in other areas and on higher levels, such as joint master or doctoral degree programs, faculty exchange, joint research, etc.
Dr. Bankart offers an introduction to KU and says that KU also attaches great importance to educational globalization. The University produces opportunities for students and faculties in experiencing different cultures and learning environment via cooperative programs with partners in respect of teaching, learning, research, and industry-university collaboration. The 3+1 program will help greatly promote mutual understanding and will lay good, solid foundation for future, advanced level cooperation between the two institutions. Dr. Bankart emphasizes that BISTU will be viewed as a substantial global partner of KU and it is believed that cooperation between the two institutions will be stable, active, and mutual beneficial.
In the meeting, both institutions explore and reach consensus on cooperation with regard to faculty exchange and communication, training of professional teachers, students exchange, etc. in the area of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The meeting and discussion is also attended by Dr. Lu Jing, Director of International Cooperation Department, Dean Huang Min of School of Electromechanical Engineering, Dean Dong Mingli of School of Instrumentation Science and Opto-electronics Engineering, Dean Li Ning of School of Computer Science.
Following the meeting, KU delegation delivers a presentation on learning with KU and details of 3+1 program---in the area of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics--- for students of relating schools.
Kansas University, located in Kansas State of United States, was founded in 1865. Its 28,000 students are accommodated in 291 bachelor programs, 187 master programs, and 144 doctoral programs offer by 15 colleges. It is ranked as top 50 public universities of United States by U.S. News & World Report and it is generally accepted that KU is leading research-oriented university of the country, with its many top-ranking programs.