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Published: 11 July 2019

Senior delegation visit from the University of Macau

The University of Surrey was delighted to host a senior delegation from the University of Macau (UM) on Thursday 27th June for a day of centre visits and senior-level discussions regarding collaboration in research and education.

The incoming delegation, led by Professor Yonghua Song (Rector of the University of Macau), included Professor Wei Ge (Vice Rector of Research), Professor Jinghan Chen (Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration), Professor Chengzhong Xu (Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology), Professor Neng Lai (Dean of the Honour College) and Professor Zikang Tang (Director of the Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering). Colleagues from the Global Affairs Office and the Academic Affairs Office at UM were also in attendance.

Senior staff at Surrey, including Professor Vince Emery (Senior Vice-President, Global), Professor Paul Smith, (Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences) and Associate Deans International for the faculties of Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and Arts and Social Sciences met with delegates to discuss various collaborative proposals, including a potential mobility scheme for PhD students, staff exchange for research collaboration and student exchange and study abroad opportunities. Opportunities for student exchange are currently being explored in the following subject areas: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Sociology, Tourism and Business.

The visit included a tour of the Advanced Technology Institute and the Ion Beam Centre at Surrey as well as separate meetings with staff at the Surrey Business School. Professor Yonghua Song also met with the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey, Professor G.Q. Max Lu and took part as a panellist at the ‘THE Young Universities Summit’, hosted by the University of Surrey in partnership with the University of Wollongong 26-28 June.  

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