XTU Delegation Visits University of León
XTU Vice President Liu Changgeng led a delegation to visit University of León (UOL) during May 3 to 5, 2017 on the invitation of its Vice President Roberto Baelo Álvarez. The delegation, consisting of six members from International Exchange Centre, Business School, Foreign Languages School, and Mechanical Engineering, discussed with the counterparts on interuniversity cooperation; and attended UOL’s Second International Week, and the UOL Confucius Institute board meeting and its new building unveiling ceremony.
On the morning of May 4, the new UOL President Juan Francisco García Marín and Vice President Roberto Baelo Álvarez met with Liu Changgeng and his delegation. On that afternoon, Liu Changgeng, Hu Qiang, and Peng Ruitao gave three lectures at the School of Education and the School of Industrial Engineering and Computer Science respectively. They introduced China’s development, Chinese culture, and XTU’s mechanical engineering discipline construction and scientific research.
The UOL Confucius Institute board meeting & UOL-XTU Cooperation and Exchange Conference was held on the morning of May 5. The Confucius Institute’s Chinese and foreign directors summarized the 2016 work and introduced the 2017 plan respectively. Liu Changgeng briefed on XTU’s profile, bilateral cooperation process, and major cooperation projects. He expected to carry out further collaboration between the two universities. President Juan Francisco García Marín praised the cooperation projects, especially the China-Spain cooperative educational projects and the Confucius Institute projects, and expressed his willing to establish strategic relationship with XTU. Later, Liu Changgeng attended the new building opening ceremony of the UOL Confucius Institute, and the two universities’ presidents accepted an interview by the mainstream media of the Province of León.
The delegation also called on the XTU students studying mechanical design, manufacturing, and automation in UOL, to learn about their study and living there. Liu encouraged students to study hard, and the delegation members gave practical suggestions to the students.
This was XTU’s first visit after the UOL’s president reelection. The presidents reconfirmed the cooperative relation, and reached an intention on future cooperation.