News_

University of Sydney signs MOU with Soochow University

December 15, 2017

The University of Sydney and Soochow University entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate exchanges and collaboration on 14 December, 2017.

The MOU was signed when Professor Stephen Garton, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the University of Sydney, paid his visit to Soochow University, the top institution of higher learning in Suzhou, where the University of Sydney launched its first overseas multi-functional centre in November, 2016.

Professor Stephen Garton and his counterpart of Soochow University Mr. Zhang Xiaohong, Vice-President, Professor (Material Science), signed on the MOU on behalf of each university after an amicable bilateral meeting.

The MOU is designed to promote interest in the teaching and research activities and deepen the understanding of the economic, cultural and social environments of both parties through promoting the cooperation in the areas of joint educational programs, staff and student exchanges, research and other general collaboration between the University of Sydney and Soochow University.

Within the framework of the MOU, the two universities will promote institutional exchanges by inviting the partner’s faculty and staff to participate in a variety of teaching and/or research activities and professional development, receive the partner’s undergraduate and graduate students for periods of study and/or research, organize symposia, conferences, short courses and meetings on research issues, carry out research and education programs, and exchange information pertaining to developments in teaching, student development and research at each institution.

Ms. Cathryn Hlavka, Executive Director, the University of Sydney Centre in China, and the Centre in China staff were present at the signing ceremony.

Soochow University is one of China’s Project 211 universities and the top university both locally and in the southern region of Jiangsu Province. Marking a step forward in achieving the University of Sydney’s objectives for China engagement, the new partnership will help the University of Sydney take roots in Jiangsu Province while reaching out to all parts of China.

Share

  • News_

    • September 27, 2018
      Sydney continues to move up in latest THE rankings

      The University of Sydney has been ranked 59 in the world in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings, jumping two places since last year's rank of 61.

    • September 25, 2018
      Sisters do it for themselves

      Termite colonies have been found to thrive and reproduce without males, new research from the University of Sydney reveals.

Related articles

  • December 11, 2017
    Centre in China hosts Austrade education team

    The University of Sydney Centre in China hosted Rhett Miller, Trade Commissioner (Education) of Australian Trade and Investment Commission, and Consul (Commercial) of Australian Consulate-General Commercial Section, and his team on 8 December, 2017. The team from Austrade’s education section had their annual planning meeting at the Centre in China after finishing the 2017 Austrade...

  • December 9, 2017
    Minister-Counsellor from Australian Embassy in Beijing visits Centre in China

    Ms. Katherine Vickers, Minister-Counsellor for Education and Research, the Australian Embassy in Beijing, visited the University of Sydney Centre in China on 7 December, 2017. Ms. Cathryn Hlavka, Executive Director, the University of Sydney Centre in China, showed Ms. Vickers around the Centre and briefed the guest on the Centre in China’s work since it...

  • November 23, 2017
    Academics discuss emerging markets research at Centre in China

    A number of international academics arrived at the University of Sydney Centre in China to attend the Advancing Emerging Markets Research Conference on 22 November, 2017. Jointly sponsored by Emerging Market Internationalization Research Group (EMIRG), the University of Sydney Business School, and the University of Sydney China Studies Centre, the conference was the get-together of...