Changsha University of Science and Technology News and Events

VP from MSU Visiting CSUST

On June 27th, a delegation of four, led by Mr. Jim Baker, Vice President from Missouri State University, USA, were invited to visit CSUST. The guests were warmly greeted by Mr. Jiang Changbo, VP from CSUST and staff from the Office of International Affairs and the School of Postgraduates. Both sides had an in-depth discussion. 

Mr. Jiang firstly extended a warm welcome to Mr. Jim Baker for his second visit. Both briefed on the exchanges and work that had been done since the signing of the cooperation agreement and explored possibilities on dual-degree programs on the current basis in order to promote bilateral exchanges and scientific research cooperation as well as to boost the quality of postgraduate education in CSUST. Mr. Jim Baker acknowledged that MSU valued the cooperation and friendly relationship with CSUST and hoped that both parties could develop more customerized  programs in international leadership training, joint-education and exchange programs.

A Cuban Delegation on Renewable Energies Visiting CSUST

On June 16, a Cuban delegation of 22 members, headed by Mr. Miguel Perez Rodriguez, General Manager of Renewable Energy Investment Development Corporation of Cuban Electric Power Group visited CSUST, aiming to exchange views on renewable energies, together with Mr. Li Xianfu, former Chinese ambassador to Cuba, Mr. Lei Yun, deputy director of the Energy Bureau of Changsha City, Ms. Chen Xi, head of Changsha City Foreign Affairs Office.

The host from the School of Energy and Power Engineering extended a warm welcome to the guests and introduced about CSUST and the School as well as the teaching and research related to renewable energies. Mr. Lei Yun reported to the guests about the development in the electricity technologies in renewable energies in Changsha and the future development plan. Experts from the School of Energy and Power Engineering introduced about the Hunan Provincial Key Laboratories in renewable energy power generation technologies and then had a in-depth discussion with the delegation members. 

After the meeting, the guests were shown around the Laboratory of renewable energy technologies and the Laboratory of efficient and clean use of energies.

CI at the University of Liberia Successfully Holding Its Second Council Meeting

On June 14, 2016 local time in Monrovia, the second meeting of the Third Council of the Confucius Institute at the University of Liberia was held in the main campus of the University of Liberia. Ms. Steohen, Vice President of the University of Liberia, Mr. Cassell, assistant to the president and Mr. Bah, foreign director of the Confucius Institute, Mr. Huang Jian, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute and Mr. Wu Dilong, council representative and director of International Affairs Office of CSUST attended the meeting. This Council aims to sum up the work that has been done, plan for future development and strengthen exchanges and communication between the two sides to promote sustainable development of the Confucius Institute. 

At the meeting, Mr. Huang Jian reported the work in the previous year after Ebola and Mr. Bah elaborated on the next five-year planning. Both sides discussed in detail about the expansion of teaching, CI hardware construction, optimization of Chinese teachers, opening of Confucius classrooms in primary and secondary schools and efforts to train local teachers. The two sides spoke highly of the cooperation between the two universities in recent years, and the fruitful results achieved in the past eight years. Both parties put forward new demands and high expectations on the construction and development of the Confucius Institute, hoping that both sides could uphold the interest of mutual understanding and sincere cooperation, and jointly promote the principle of exchange, to further strengthen the friendly cooperation and promote long-term development of the two sides in various fields. 

After the meeting, the delegates paid a visit to the Chinese Embassy, where they were warmly welcomed by Ambassador Zhang Yue. He gave a high evaluation of the work that was completed during the term of Mr. Huang Jian and pointed out that the future development of the Confucius Institute should continue to move toward the ordinary people, carry out various forms of cultural exchange activities to promote Chinese language and culture and bilateral friendly relations to a new height.

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