A delegation led by Professor Vincent Emery, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Relations) of the University of Surrey, visited Beihang University on the afternoon of July 24th. Beihang Vice President Huang Haijun met the guests at the International Conference Center of New Main Building, accompanied by leaders from the International Division, the School of Astronautics and the School of Instrumentation Sciences and Opto-electronics Engineering.
Vice President Huang extended his warm welcome to the delegation and briefly reviewed the existing cooperation results that have achieved between the two sides. Pro Vice-Chancellor Emery expressed his gratitude for Beihang’s friendly reception and elaborated on the general information of the University of Surrey and The University Global Partnership Network (UGPN). He noted that the University attaches great importance to its cooperation with Beihang. He also expressed his willing to invite Beihang to join UGPN alliance and further promote bilateral and multilateral cooperation among UGPN members. Following him, Paul Smith, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Surrey, gave an overall introduction to the Faculty as well as its main research fields. The two sides had in-depth exchanges and finally reached consensus on carrying out further cooperation on education and scientific research in the field of engineering.
Following the meeting, the delegation paid a visit to related laboratories of the School of Instrumentation Sciences and Opto-electronics Engineering.
Founded in 1891, the University of Surrey is a prestigious research university in Britain. It consists of three faculties: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. It currently has 1,553 teachers and 16,065 students, and its top majors include electronics, computer technology, biological science, materials, economics and management. The University ranks 264th in the QS World University Rankings 2018.
Reported by Gao Yuan
Edited by Shi Yue
Translated by Lv Xingyun