On Monday 12th June, Surrey welcomed Vice President Mr Qinghua Yang, Ms Chuhua Lao (Deputy Director, Human Resources Department), Mr Zun Chen (Deputy Section Chief, Section of Postdoctoral Programs) and Ms Ying Han (Deputy Section Chief, Office of International Cooperation and Exchange) from Sun Yat-sen University, China. The delegation were particularly interested in visiting the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management as well as Surrey Business School, with the intention of developing staff exchange programmes and creating training collaborations.
The visit also provided an opportunity for discussions with other Departments across the University. Meetings were held with Mr Alex Seal (Department of Sociology), Professor Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco and Mrs Elizabeth Williams (School of Law) and Professor Sai Gu (Department of Chemical Engineering). These provided both Universities with the chance to discuss the introduction of staff mobility programs with new Departments.