On the morning of Sept. 12, 2014, Professor Juhani Soini, Vice President of Turku University of Applied Sciences and Tero Reunane, project manager and Dean of Department of Environmental Technology and Engineering, visited Tianjin Chengjian Universities. Zhongxian Li, President of Chengjian University, met with the delegation warmly and held talks with the guests. Officials from International Cooperation Office, School of Energy and Safety Engineering, School of Control and Mechanical Engineering, School of Geology and Geomatics attended the meeting.
The meeting was hosted by President Zhongxian Li. First, President Li gave a warm welcome to the guests and introduced briefly the recent development of Chengjian University. Then, Vice President Juhani Soini introduced Turku University of Applied Sciences and expressed the wish to establish cooperative relationship with Chengjian University. Officials of several schools in Chengjian University communicated respectively with the guests about possible fields of cooperation with Turku University of Applied Sciences. At last, both sides discussed the possibilities and mode of cooperation in terms of scientific research, teaching, visiting scholars and student exchange. They arrived at the concensus of signing the Memorandum of Cooperation and provided framework of support for further cooperation between the two universities.
Turku University of Applied Sciences is located in the center of Turku, the biggest city of southeast Finland. It is the biggest institution of higher education in Finland. Turku University offers international courses conducted in English and focuses on the interactivity between specialty setup and actual need in work. So far Turku University of Applied Sciences has established good cooperation with more than one hundred international universities. In May 2013 and May 2014, officials of Turku University of Applied Sciences visited Chengjian University twice and got a good impression.The visit of Vice President Juhani Soini further strengthened the mutual understanding of both universities and laid a more solid foundation for our cooperation.