Concordia University Irvine's Dean of Asian Programs Visits Kunming University

Date:2012-03-14     Source:     Author:     Typeface:Big Middle Small

On November 10, 2011, Dr. Eugene P. Kim, Dean of Concordia University Irvine's Asian Programs, and Dr. Mike Gibson visited Kunming University and were hosted for talks by Vice-President Li Xiang on behalf of the school's administration.

    On the afternoon of November 10, the staff of the International Exchange Department led Dr. Kim on a tour of the campus. The elegant campus scenery and construction left a deep impression on him. Afterward, Vice-President Li met with Dr. Kim for talks. Drs. Kim and Gibson each introduced  Concordia University Irvine's seven year history of sponsoring and sending graduate students to well-known universities in China to teach, its development of international cooperation projects and opportunities for mainland Chinese students to participate in International Development research-projects during the holidays; they also expressed their desire to develop cooperation and exchange with Kunming University.

    Vice-President Li introduced Kunming University's programs of study, students and faculty, development situation, etc., and presented an in-depth description of Kunming University's existing international exchange and cooperation projects. Vice-President Li also described Kunming University's developmental model of increasing its overall level of education and globalization through international exchange and cooperation. Vice-President Li welcomed Concordia University Irvine's Asian Programs to develop exchange and cooperation with Kunming University. Both sides could exchange students and faculty, and open 3 + 1 and 4 + 1 cooperative programs of study. Concordia University Irvine could send high-quality graduate students to teach, and conduct regular performance checks on their teaching. Cooperative research projects could be implemented as well as discussion for further exchange and cooperation.