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Vice President Prof ZHENG Weitao Attending the Constitutive Meeting of the Institute of International Exchange for the “Double First-Class” Construction under the China Education Association for International Exchange

09, Dec, 2018 Office of Global Engagement 169

The constitutive meeting of the Institute of International Exchange for the “Double First-Class” Construction under the China Education Association for International Exchange was convened at Zhejiang University on 6 December. Attended by nearly 100 representatives from 61 universities enlisted in the “Double First-Class” initiative, the meeting elected the first Governing Council and considered the working methodology and the 2019 Work Plan. Jilin University (JLU) as one of the initiators of the Institute was appointed as member of the first Governing Council. Vice President Prof ZHENG Weitao presented the constitutive meeting on behalf of JLU and joined the workshop with representatives.

LIU Limin, Director of the China Education Association of International Exchange, former vice minister and member of CPC Leading Group of Ministry of Education presented the meeting and delivered a speech. He pointed out that, the Institute of International Exchange for the “Double First-Class” Construction is a major step by China Education Association for International Exchange in order to implement the keynote of the speech by XI Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China at the National Education Conference and serve the internationalisation of higher education. The Institute seeks to further identify the development direction and serve national development strategies; pool resources and enhance its global influence; and improve working mechanisms and internationalised education in universities.

During the meeting, representatives paid a field visit to Haining International Campus of Zhejiang University and had in-depth discussions on internationalisation topics including scientific collaboration, cooperative education and study in China among Chinese and foreign universities around the Double First-Class construction in the new era.

Persons in charge of the Office of Global Engagement also attended the meeting.