Chen Gang Meets with Kevin Truman of UMKC

By Tue, 17 Oct 2017 GMT

Beijing, 17th October, 2017 (BISTU)—BISTU Vice President Chen Gang meets and discusses relating cooperative issues with Prof. Kevin Truman, Vice Provost and Dean of School of Computing and Engineering of University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and his delegation.

On behalf of BISTU, Chen Gang extends warmest welcome to University of Missouri-Kansas City delegation and offers a brief introduction to basic information of BISTU in respect of education, research, team building and staff development, strengths in different fields, and construction of various levels of labs as well as latest progress in introducing outstanding talents. He points out that BISTU find resemblance with UMKC in a number of fields such as scale of education, disciplines, and research interests. It is hoped that the two institutions could further develop current existing programs in respect of students’ exchange and faculty visit and that future cooperation could cover joint research and introduction of outstanding international talents.

Prof. Kevin Truman thanks Chen Gang for the warm reception and says that China is the prime choice for UMKC’s international cooperation and that BISTU is one of the most important partners of UMKC in China. The cooperation between School of Computing and Engineering of University of Missouri-Kansas City and BISTU School of Computer Science has laid solid foundation for cooperation between the two universities. More schools will join as active collaborative partners in the near future. He stresses that Kansas City is also sparing no effort to building a city featured for high-end technologies. Demand on engineers is growing and engineering students enjoy very good prospect in employment. Agreement signed with BISTU School of Electromechanical Engineering and School of Automation is a big step towards closer cooperation of the two universities in the field of engineering.  

The two universities also reach consensus on dual master degrees programs and collaborative research.    

Following the meeting, Kevin Truman delivers a report on 3+1+1 program between BISTU and UMKC and answers questions raised by students interested in this program.

Truman and his delegation also visit BISTU School of Computer Science and discuss cooperative issues with regard to 3+1+1 program with Dean Li Ning of Computer Science School and Vice Dean Zhang Wei.  

UMKC delegation members include Ding Huan, International Affairs Director of the University. Discussion and meeting are also attended by Wang Jiuhe, Executive Vice Dean of Postgraduate School and Dean of School of Automation, Huang Min, Dean of School of Electromechanical Engineering, and Dr. Lu Jing, Director of International Cooperation Department.

Located in Kansas of Missouri, University of Missouri-Kansas City has 17,000 students an 1,200 faculties. Over 100 undergraduate programs and 50 postgraduate programs (including doctoral programs) are offered in School of Computing and Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, etc. UMKC is ranked as top 100 public university of the U.S. by U.S News & World Report and is viewed as the most valuable public university and the best university in mid-west U.S. by Princeton Review.