On Mar. 4, Jiangsu University Cranfield Tech Futures Graduate Institute Partnership Delivery Approval Validation was held successfully.
Prof. Yan Xiaohong, President of Jiangsu University (JSU), Prof. Zhao Yutao, Vice President of JSU, Prof. Sean Tyrrel, Pro-Vice Chancellor Education of Cranfield University (CU), Prof. Simon Pollard, Pro-Vice Chancellor of CU, Prof. Saskia Loer Hansen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) of Aston University and so on, attended the meeting.At the meeting, Prof. Yan Xiaohong reviewed cooperative achievements made by JSU and CU. Jiangsu University Cranfield Tech Futures Graduate Institute, JSU’s first Chinese-foreign cooperative education institution approved by China’s Ministry of Education, is a major breakthrough and landmark under JSU’s internationalization strategy. The new institute marks a new step for JSU to cultivate high-level international talents. He emphasized that JSU would strongly support the development of the Institute.Prof. Simon Pollard concluded partnership history, institutional support, talent cultivation and development vision to the panel in his report “Strategic Overview of the Jiangsu University Cranfield Tech Futures Graduate Institute”. He said that the Institute is committed to addressing the engineering skills needs for the green economy, by training high quality postgraduates to become global leaders of technology transitions for the future.
In the panel discussion, the panel commented on the governance, delivery arrangements and students support, and questioned Prof. Simon Pollard, Dr Gill Drew, Programme Director and Deputy Director of Education of CU, Dr Ying Jiang, Senior Lecturer in Bioenergy of CU, Associate Prof. Huang Ting, Director of International Office of JSU, Prof. Wang Changda, Vice Dean of Graduate School of JSU, and other JSU and CU representatives.With a sound foundation on basis of governance mechanism, teamwork, teaching management and assessment system, and logistics service, Jiangsu University Cranfield Tech Futures Graduate Institute has passed the partnership delivery approval validation.