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Visits of Delegations From Heriot-Watt University & Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

On the afternoon of March.23, 2015, Professor Neil Dunse, Associate Professor Edward Owens of School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society , Mike Bates of Admissions from Heriot-Watt University as well as Zhongyi Wang, official of Heriot-Watt University’s representative office in China, visited Tianjin Chengjian University for educational exchange. Jin Shi, vice president of Chengjian University,  met with the guests warmly and talked with them.   
Officials from International Cooperation Office, Academic Affairs Office and School of Economics and Management attended the meeting. Both sides introduced their schools respectively and made a further discussion about the possibilities and mode of cooperative education, exchange of visiting scholars & students and the scientific research.

Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt University is a prestigious British university with a history of more than 190 years.The main campus is situated in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.The other two campuses were situated in Scottish border and Orkney.The university has two international branches in Dubai and Malaysia. Heriot-Watt University is characterized by the interactivity between its specialty setup and actual needs in work and ranks high. This visit strengthened the mutual understanding between the two universities and laid a foundation for further cooperation.

On the Morning of March 25, 2015,Executive President Chief Executive Officer Rachel Holthouse and Business Director Grant Taylor of RMIT Training from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Chief Representative of Beijing Office Polly Wu visited Tianjin Chengjian University. Jin Shi, vice president of Chengjian University, met with the guests and talked with them. Officials from International Cooperation Office, Academic Affairs Office and training center attended the meeting. Both sides made a discussion about the mode of further cooperation and relevant issues and reached an initial agreement. Students from Tianjin Chengjian University can enter Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and other eight Australian Universities after learning English for Academic Purposes in RMIT Training. They don’t have to pass IELTS test. Meanwhile, RMIT Training also offers IELTS Preparation Course and provides more choices for students applying for universities of other countries.

Officials of RMIT Training have been to Chengjian Universities for four times and negotiated cooperative language training programs, which will provide quality English training service for students wishing to pursue their study abroad. The visit of  the delegation from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology will further promote the  process of cooperative programs between the two universities and create platforms for students’ overseas study.

On the morning of March 23,2015,Assistant Director Dawn Hewitt of RMIT , Senior Adviser of International Relations Georgina Douglas and Hua Dong of RMIT Representative Office in China visited Tianjin Chengjian University. Officials from International Cooperation Office and School of Control and Mechanical Engineering attended the meeting. Both sides discussed the signed agreement and the attachment of “Two Plus Two” Cooperative Education of Electronic Engineering, which includes the linkup courses and English level for RMIT. After the talk, the delegation met with students from School of Control and Mechanical Engineering, introduced Melbourne and RMIT and answered questions from the students.

RMIT was founded in 1887.It has 60,000 registered students, which includes 18,000 overseas students. The number of students is No. 4 in Australia.RMIT is one of the biggest and most successful educational institutions in Australia and provides creative education and internationally recognized qualification certificate. Meanwhile, RMIT keeps a close relation with industry. Graduates from RMIT are given high appraisal and play important roles in their professional fields.