True Friends Stand Out in Difficult Times: Greetings from International Friends

By Fri, 06 Mar 2020 GMT



Beijing, 3rd March, 2020 (BISTU)— President Patrick G O’Shea of University College Cork, Ireland, expresses the sympathy and solicitude for BISTU students and faculties as well as for China on 11th February 2020. At this crucial moment of fighting against the epidemic of novel coronavirus, it offers great support and invigoration.  


On behalf of the University, BISTU President Wang Yongsheng replies to President Patrick G O’Shea and extends most sincere thanks. The sky will eventually clear and we are expecting the reunion with all international friends. Says President Wang Yongsheng.    

University College Cork is one of the longest established international partners. The agreement on overseas training base for faculties of both institutions is signed between President Wang Yongsheng and President Patrick G O’Shea when he took office as president of UCC. Currently a variety of cooperative programs are on-going between the two institutions. Protection materials donated by School of Engineering and Computer Science of Oakland University, USA, arrive at International Cooperation Department of BISTU on 27th February 2020 and now are transferred to University Clinic for prevention and control of the epidemic.   


Currently protection materials are in short supply also in the States. With care and support of Dean Louay Chamra of the School, professors and students of the School have bought 45 new thermoprobes and 1,000 pairs of medical gloves and shipped them via DHL to BISTU. Oakland University also pays all tariffs to guarantee fast clearance in Chinese customs. And Dean Louay Chamra sends his letter of solicitude! Oakland University is one of our American partners and has close academic links with BISTU. As of today, we have dispatched over one hundred students to Oakland University for exchange purposes.  


Ms. Hung, a relative of an Indonesian student who has studied with School of International Education of BISTU, donates 500 face masks on 28th February 2020 and sends their best wishes to all students, faculties and staff of the School! With care and support from the University, School of International Education will soon hand out the face masks to international students currently staying in China.  

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to greetings and solicitude from every corner of the world. And we assure all of our friends that, under the leadership of Chairman Xi Jinping, the whole country is now united and all faculties, staff and students of BISTU are now working together to fight against novel coronavirus. We will beat the virus! We look forward to the reunion with you at BISTU on this warm, bloomy spring of 2020!