At the invitation of the University of Cincinnati, Boston College, University of British Columbia and University of British Columbia, Guangzhou University President Wei visited these three universities during April 16 - 22.
During their visit to the University of Cincinnati, President Wei held talks with Neville Pinto, President of the University of Cincinnati, with both parties signing a memorandum of cooperation. Our two universities agreed to promote bilateral exchanges in various disciplines to specifically include urban planning, sustainable development research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Witnessed by President Wei and President Pinto, agreements in student and staff exchanges were signed between the School of Geographical Sciences of Guangzhou University and the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati, and the School of Business Administration at Guangzhou University and the Lindner School of Business at the University of Cincinnati.
During their visit to Boston College, President Wei introduced the progress of developing Guangzhou University as one of the best universities to the leaders of Boston College and the Woods College of Advanced Studies. The two parties also reached a consensus on cooperative issues to include staff and student exchanges and the plan of Boston College joining the "Consortium of Guangzhou International Sister-City Universities".
On the morning of April 19th, the “Guangzhou Science & Technology Thousand Talents Plan Policy Forum” was held in Boston. This forum was hosted by Guangzhou University and the Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Science and Technology Innovation and Cooperation. Experts and scholars from leading American universities to include Harvard University, Yale University, Purdue University, Columbia University, and Boston College, as well as the Boston Branch of the China Association of American Science and Technology Association participated in the exchange. At the conclusion of this forum, some of these experts plan to join the GU team.
On April 20th, GU delegates visited the University of British Columbia (UBC) and discussed with responsible persons student exchange programs, talent training, and cooperation in research. After the discussion, President Wei witnessed the signing of a joint student training and research collaboration agreement between the School of Civil Engineering of Guangzhou University and the Forestry College of the University of British Columbia.
During their visit, the delegation also exchanged views with the Guangzhou University Alumni Association, the Chinese Consulate General in Vancouver and representatives of Chinese students in the U.S. These exchanges further enhanced the influence of Guangzhou University in the U.S. and Canada.