From May 13 to 17, a series of activities of 2019 Beihang Global Partner Week were held at Beihang University. University leaders and directors in charge of internationalization affairs hailing from over 20 universities in 11 countries attended the events.
On May 15, International Conference on the Role of Internationalization Strategies in Building a World-Class University, as one of the key activities of Beihang Global Partner Week, was convened at the conference center of New Main Building. Huang Haijun, Vice President of Beihang University, Li Qing, Deputy Secretary General of China Scholarship Council (CSC), Prof. Ulrich Teichler, former President of European Higher Education Society (EAIR), and some leading scholars in the filed of higher education attended the conference and delivered their speeches. The attendees had a full and fruitful exchange and discussion on the theme of the internationalization of higher education and the construction of world-class universities, providing valuable reference for the construction of “Double First-Class” universities.
The following day ushered in the 2019 Beihang Global Partner Day & Study Abroad Fair. Li Deyu, Chief of International Division, expressed his gratitude to the representatives of Beihang’s partner universities who participated in this activity. He hoped to continue to strengthen cooperation and personnel exchanges with global partners, especially in collaboration on international talent training and scientific research projects. Lyu Ying, Deputy Chief of International Division, elaborated the achievements of Beihang in the fields of scientific research, talent cultivation and internationalization in recent years. Attendees carried out a monographic discussion around “local internationalization” and “cultivation of students with internationalization visions”.
In the Study Abroad Fair activity that afternoon, participating overseas universities set up booths at New Main Building to provide overseas study consultation and introduce overseas study opportunities, which was attended by more than 400 Beihang students.
During this one-week event, Vice President Huang Haijun received some leaders from such universities as Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) and Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI), and they fully exchanged views and reached consensus on boosting cooperation on international talent training, scientific research and innovation. Related leaders from International Division and some schools also met and discussed with representatives from Vienna University of Technology, Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Torino, the University of Victoria, etc., respectively and achieved initial intent of cooperation on bilateral teaching and technical cooperation.
During their stay, representatives participating in the conference also visited Sino-French Engineer School, Beijing Air and Space Museum, National Key Laboratory of CNS/ATM, and State Key Laboratory of Virtual Reality Technology and Systems.
The success of 2019 Beihang Global Partner Week has played a positive role in consolidating and strengthening the friendly cooperative relationship between Beihang and partner universities, deepening and promoting the international talent cultivation and scientific research and innovation, and enhancing the international influence of Beihang University.
Reported by Gao Yuan
Photographed by Wang Qing, Shi Yaoxin, Liang Jiawei and Li Ruowei
Reviewed by Lyu Ying
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Lyu Xingyun