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Visit to CSU by Vice President of University of Kentucky

From CSU News Center

Updated: 2017-12-20 10:01:31.0

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On the afternoon of December 14, Mr. Thomas Harris, Vice President of University of Kentucky (UK) led a delegation to CSU. The UK delegation, including Executive Director of Office of Chinese Affairs, Ms. Huajing Maske, Foreign Director of Confucius Institute, Associate professor Mark H. Liu of the Business School was received by Zhou Kechao, Vice President of CSU.


During their meeting, Vice President Zhou Kechao, on behalf of CSU, extended a warm welcome to the UK delegation, observing that the two universities have much in common, , such as disciplines and size, , which forms a good foundation for the two parties to cooperate. According to President Zhou, with an edge in disciplines like nonferrous metallurgy, material manufacture, high speed railway construction and medicine, CSU has previously reached an agreement with UK, which is supposed to be implemented for substantial cooperation and exchange. He believed that, CSU-UK cooperation is bound to achieve a great success provided the joint efforts.


For Vice President Harris, he introduced UK as it has a history of over 150 years since its establishment in 1865, representing a flagship university of Kentucky and one of the 50 land-grant colleges. With 30, 000 odd students in total, it is a comprehensive research-based university covering polytechnics, medicine and agronomy. There are over 200 majors included in its 16 schools, with School of Medicine, Nursing School, School of Law ranking high across the United States with its advantageous disciplines. He said that, UK is a comprehensive university excelling in scientific research, just like CSU. They are currently seeking for a partner university in Central China and CSU constitutes an ideal one. This visit has facilitated mutual understanding, shaping an expectation of full cooperation in scientific research, personnel communication, students and faculty exchange and other aspects.

The two universities signed a memorandum of cooperation, exchanged gifts and took a picture to mark the occasion. Leaders such as Bai Yi, Director of Department of International Exchange, Fan Xiaohui, Vice Dean of Undergraduate School and Liu Guanglian, Vice Dean of Graduate School attended the meeting as well.