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AnAll-Round Official Cooperation among the University of Canberra, Global Business College of Australia and Soochow University Sets Up

On July 25th, a Memorandum of Understanding for An All-Round Official Cooperation  among the University of Canberra, Global Business College  of Australia and Soochow  University has been set up. Attendees presented in the signing ceremony include: Mr. Hang Guobin, the Acting  Consul General of Chinese Consulate-General in Melbourne, Mr. Zhao Jiang, the Educational Counselor, Professor Nicholas Klomp, Vice-President of the University of  Canberra, Professor  Lawrence Pratchett, the  Dean of Business,  Government and Law, Ms. Liao Yiman, the  Executive Director and Deputy General Manager  of Huashang Education Group, Dr.  Yu Ping, the Managing  Director of Global Business College of Australia, Professor Yuan Yinnan, former President of Soochow University, Mr. Lu Huixing, Deputy Director of the Office of International Cooperation and Exchange, Ms. Zhang Xiaoli, Associate Investigator of the Graduate School, and Ms. Wang Wei, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Dongwu Business School.

Mr. Hang Guobin, the Acting Consul General of Chinese Consulate-General in Melbourne, sends  a cordial congratulation to the sign of the  memorandum of understanding. He claims that  the education cooperation among Soochow University, the University of Canberra, and the Global Business College of Australia, is not only a concrete action manifesting the “Belt & Road” initiative, but a beneficial exploration for the interactions and mutual development of higher learning institutions in both countries. He hopes that the memorandum and cooperation could promote the relations between China and Australia, deepen the relations between the people and facilitate the mutual prosperity of both countries.

In his speech, Vice President Nicholas Klomp of the University of Canberra expresses his sincere gratitude to the guests presented in the event, and briefly introduces the all-round cooperation between the University of Canberra and the Global Business College of Australia, and the cooperation accomplishments between Soochow University since 2011. Given the three universities each maintains its unique advantages, the promising future out of the cooperation has made this strategic cooperation a new platform to gather excellent education resources, promote the levels of exchange in all possible areas, and bring a “win-win” situation for each side involved.

Former Vice President Yuan Yinnan, after a brief introduction to Soochow University, emphasizes the necessity of internationalization to the development of education, and analyzes the effects of international cooperation on the development scope and in-depth reforms of Soochow University. He firmly believes that with the help and support from the Chinese Consulate-General in Melbourne, the cooperation among the three universities would definitely bring each institute with great benefits, and contribute to the exchanges of sciences, technologies, education and cultures between China and Australia.

On behalf of Soochow University, the University of Canberra, and the Global Business College of Australia respectively, Professor Yuan Yinnan, Vice President Nicholas Klomp, and Managing Director Yu Ping sign the memorandum of understanding for the strategic cooperation, which indicates the beginning of an all-round official cooperation among  the three institutes. In accordance with  the memorandum of understanding, a  cooperation intention has been achieved in  the joint cultivation for students in different  levels (junior college, undergraduate, graduate), and the mechanism for exchange students, etc. Meanwhile, in order to promote the internationalization of the teaching faculty, and improve the level of education in each university, the sides engaged all agree to enhance the practical skills of teachers by building a joint platform for teaching and practices. In addition, the three institutes also achieve consensus in many areas after positive negotiations, including the EMBA program, courses regarding innovations and entrepreneurships, and trainings for senior executives. By highlighting the characteristics of each side and complementing each other's advantages, the institutes involved would further the cooperation in many fields in the future, such as talent cultivation, resources sharing and academic studies.