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XJTU delegation visits Australia

April 18, 2024
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A delegation from Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU) led by Shan Wenhua, the university's assistant to the president, embarked on a trip to Australia from April 14-16, where it visited University of New South Wales (UNSW), University of Sydney and Australian National University (ANU).

On the morning of April 15, the delegation visited UNSW. Professor Colin Grant, deputy vice-chancellor global, and professor Lisa Zamberlan, pro vice chancellor international within the office of global affairs, met with the delegation. Professor Grant extended a warm welcome to the delegation, expressing that UNSW values its strategic partnership with XJTU. He fully acknowledged the cooperative achievements made by the two universities in the past and said he hoped to further deepen and cultivate a new type of partnership.

Professor Zamberlan suggested that XJTU and UNSW expand innovative and interdisciplinary cooperation in fields such as law and engineering by constructing innovation hubs. She emphasized the importance of deepening practical cooperation in areas such as university-enterprise collaboration, knowledge transfer, innovation and entrepreneurship, and industrial incubation.

Shan, representing XJTU, expressed gratitude for the warm reception from UNSW and introduced XJTU's international development strategy, the University Alliance of the Silk Road, the construction on the Western China Science and Technology Innovation Harbour and the high-level exchange program for Australian students studying in China.


XJTU and UNSW sign a student exchange agreement.

After the meeting, the two sides signed the "Student Exchange Agreement between XJTU and UNSW."

That afternoon, the delegation visited the University of Sydney and held discussions with Professor Simon Bronitt, dean of the University of Sydney Law School, and Professor Chester Brown, specializing in international law and international arbitration. Both parties reviewed and exchanged views on talent cultivation, faculty research cooperation, and exchanges.


XJTU and the University of Sydney hold a meeting.

After the discussion, the delegation paid a visit to the Chinese Consulate General in Sydney, where they were received by Lin Xiaoqing, the education counselor.

On April 16, Shan led the delegation to ANU. In the morning, discussions were held on cooperation regarding student exchanges, joint graduate education, and faculty research.


XJTU delegation visits ANU.

That afternoon, the delegation participated in a meeting focusing on potential cooperation such as high-level graduate research projects, undergraduate student exchanges, joint education programs, and plans for Australian students to study in China.

During the visit to Australia, Shan also visited XJTU's students studying at UNSW, attended an event organized by the XJTU's alumni association in Sydney, and participated in talent recruitment events organized by UNSW and ANU.