Beijing,28th September, 2016 (BISTU)--- Agreement on English major education between BISTU and University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is signed on 27th September, 2016, when President Wang Yongsheng and VP Xu Baojie meet with UWL delegation led by Vice President Betsy Morgan.
Wang Yongsheng extends his warmest welcome to the delegation and introduces BISTU to guests. He says that the faculty exchange project between both institutions have been very successful and hopes that the cooperative project between UWL and BISTU School of Foreign Studies could serve as a base to push forward communication and exchange in a wider spectrum of academic fields so that more BISTU students and faculties would be encouraged to get in touch with a broader world and more UWL students and faculties would get to know better of BISTU.
Betsy Morgan offers an introduction to UWL. She expresses that in an era of globalization, international experiences are equally important to students and faculties of both universities. She points out that English and English education are the two feature fields of UWL. The University has been ready to offer the best learning and living experiences for BISTU students. She is confident that time will witness fruitful cooperation between UWL and BISTU.
On behalf of respective institutions, Wang Yongsheng and Morgan signed the “2+2” education agreement on English major, symbolizing students exchange activities between the two institutions are formally initiated.
Following the signing ceremony, meetings are held on details of “2+2” program and other possibilities of cooperation between the two institutions. In view of the strengths of UWL in English education, both parties sincerely discuss on staff training program to be hosted at UWL. The Delegation expresses that UWL will offer BISTU faculties whatever is necessary, inclusive of courses, halls of residence, and opportunities of research and survey. Meanwhile, UWL also has short-term English courses designed to help both language and non-language majors to solve their possible problems with language learning. Both parties reach consensus on details of short-term English training courses.
The meeting and discussion is also attended by Prof. Josh miller of UWL Education faculty, and BISTU faculties, including Academic Affairs Office Director Wang Xingfen, International Cooperation Department Director Lu Jing, and Dean of Foreign Studies School Ren Weiping.
Established in 1909, UWL is a public university with over a hundred years’ history and offers programs in a complete set of academic fields. It is located in La Crosse, business and industrial center of the State of Wisconsin. In terms of overall ranking, it remains one of the leading institutions in Midwest US and U.S. News & World Report ranks UW-L the top comprehensive university in the UW System.