SIUE Delegation Visits BISTU

By Fri, 24 May 2019 GMT

Beijing, 23rd May, 2019, (BISTU)— Vice President Xu Baojie meets and talks with delegation of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) headed by Executive Director Mary Weishaar of International Office and Dean Cem Karacal of School of Engineering on collaboration in respect of “1.5+2+0.5” undergraduate dual degree program.  


Xu Baojie extends warmest welcome to SIUE delegation members and offers a detailed introduction to BISTU. He points out that BISTU and SIUE have made substantial progress in dual-degree program in the field of mechanical design and automation with efforts of both institutions. Course mapping has been done previous and it is hoped that communication with regard to other issues would be strengthened to start the program as early as possible. Complexity of the world request joint efforts of young generation. BISTU aims to, with collaborative programs with partners like SIUE, nurture more talents who could should social responsibilities.  


Following an introduction to SIUE, Mary Weishaar says that SIUE welcomes and encourage BISTU students to visit and participate exchange programs at SIUE. The University will take care of each student of BISTU to ensure that they would have the best learning experience.  

Dean Cem Karacal of School of Engineering and Dean Huang Min of School of Electromechanical Engineering exchange ideas on details of pushing forward dual-degree program in the field of mechanical design and automation.  

SIUE delegation members also include Prof. Keqin Gu for development of doctoral and new programs and Prof. Philip Weishaar. The meeting and discussion are attended by Dr. Lu Jing, Director of International Cooperation Department, Deputy Director Ji Lili of Academic Affairs’ Office, and Vice Dean Li Qiguang of School of Electromechanical Engineering.