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President Yuan Shouqi visits Austria and Switzerland

2011-07-07

President Yuan Shouqi visits Austria and Switzerland

2011-07-07

At the 40th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between People’s Republic of China and Austria , president Yuan Shouqi was invited to lead a 5-member group to visit Austria from June 26 to July 3. The delegation members came from Automobile School, Fluid Center, Art School and International Office. The delegation paid a visit to Graz Municipal Government, Graz University of Technology, Andritz Pumps, and Concept Tech GmbH. The delegation also visited University of Zurich in Switzerland to expand cooperation with high-quality universities.

The delegation made an extensive and friendly exchange with University of Graz president Alfed Gutscheholfer, vice president Roberta Maierhofer, deans of International Office, Confucius Institute, Department of Philosophy, and Department of Economy, and both sides intended to cooperate in language, culture, EMBA and traditional Chinese medicine, and the two universities signed an agreement of friendly relationship. During the visit of University of Graz, the delegation visited the Confucius Institute jointly founded by Jiangsu University and University of Graz. The delegation reached an intention to cooperate and exchange with Graz University of Technology in the fields of fluid machinery and automobile engineering.

In Graz, the delegation attended the signing ceremony of establishing friendly relationship between Graz and Zheniang, visited Andritz Pumps, Concept Tech GmbH, and discussed the modes of cooperation with Concept Tech GmbH.

The delegation also discussed with vice dean of University of Zurich International Office the possibility of joint training of undergraduate and postgraduate students, recommending good students to the other side for advanced study, teacher exchange and academic research cooperation.