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Teesside University welcomes delegation from Guangxi Normal University, China

26 September 2018 @TeesUniNews


In September, Teesside University hosted a delegation of senior academics from Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), in China. Led by He Zubin, President of GXNU, the group included Deans of the College of Economics and Management, College of Design, College of Mathematics and Statistics, College of International Culture and Education and the Deputy Dean of the College of Computer Science and Information Technology.

Guangxi Normal University (GXNU) is a nationally-renowned university located in the historical tourist city of Guilin, co-funded by the Guangxi Provincial Government and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, known for its modern teaching methods, advanced teaching philosophy, distinctive teacher education, well-developed basic science and arts disciplines, and active international exchanges.

The delegation visited Teesside University with the purpose of promoting mutual education exchange between the two institutions, in particular cooperation on undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, a language exchange programme and a visiting scholar programme.

Their visit included a tour of the campus and facilities, including the library, computing and animation studios, engineering laboratories and media studios. Delegates also had meetings with Associate Deans International, Warren Harrison, (Teesside University Business School), Dr Gordon Marshall, (School of Computing, Media & the Arts), and Dr Kevin Thomas, (School of Science, Engineering & Design).

Teesside University has excellent resources. I was particularly impressed with the engineering, animation and media facilities.

President He, from GXNU

President He, from GXNU, commented:

“Teesside University has excellent resources. I was particularly impressed with the engineering, animation and media facilities. The library was also impressive, offering a study environment which encourages collaboration.

It has been interesting to learn about the cross-discipline integrations between computing, animation, game design, and art & design. This is a very different approach to programmes in China.

The University has been very welcoming during my two-day visit, and I’ve made very special memories during my time here.”

David Bell, Pro-Vice Chancellor International said:

“Guangxi Normal University has significant international influence and a reputation for success. We are delighted President He is impressed by our facilities, and look forward to continuing a successful relationship which will benefit students by enhancing their international experience.”