Vice President Xu Wanhong Led a Delegation Visited Korea and Japan
Officially invited by Yonsei University in Korea, Tohoku University and
Archie Village in Japan, a delegation from Huizhou University, including
Xu Wanhong, Vice President of Huizhou University, along with 5 administrators
from International Affairs Department, School of Music, School of Physical
Education and School of Foreign Languages, paid an 8-day visit to several
cooperation units in Korea and Japan from November 10th to 17th.
Visit in Korea
From November 10th to 17th, the delegation visited Pai Chai University,
Yonsei University and Gachon University in Korea.
During the visit in Pai Chai University, the delegation was warmly welcomed
by Dr. Cui Haoze, the vice-president and director of Foreign Cooperation
Department, and Li Yanqiu, the vice director of International Affairs Department.
Both sides had an exchange of views on Korean teaching program, short-term
exchange project, master and doctor degree in Korea for students, academic visit,
training, on-the-job study for a doctorate for teachers, etc., after which both
sides consistently approved of expand the communication scope and deepen the
level of cooperation. Besides, VP Xu had a short meeting with two Huizhou
University students doing exchanging program in Pai Chai University.
On November 11th, the delegation arrived at Future Campus in Yonsei University
and was warmly welcomed by Prof. Yin Rongzhe, the vice president of Future
Campus, and other deans. President Yin stated that they attached great importance
to communication and cooperation with Chinese universities. Since 1825, the
time when Yonsei University was founded, they’ve set up a series of international
exchange projects. So far, there are over 300 international students in Yonsei
University, of whom more than half are Chinese students. In recent years, Yonsei
is striking to develop digital health care, artificial intelligence and other natural
sciences, and has received key support from the government. In the meantime,
Yonsei also highly focuses on the development of Humanities and Social Sciences
in Northeast Asia, promotes the exchange of language, human history and social
culture with Chinese universities. President Yin also emphasized that they are
anticipating to establish partnership with Huizhou University, and carried out
in-depth cooperation in student exchange, faculty exchange program, and
scientific research. VP Xu briefed the situation and the history of Huizhou
University. Besides, he also gave an introduction of the regional advantages of
Huizhou, especially the prospects of Huizhou in strategic pattern of the Greater
Bay Area, hoping to promote understanding and deepen cooperation of both
sides. Further, the two sides carried out in-depth discussion on student exchange,
joint cultivation, teacher training and other programs at the forum. After the
forum, the two universities formally signed the cooperation agreement.
Gachon University, founded in 1939, lays in Chengnan City, south of Seoul, the
capital of South Korea. Chengnan City is also twinned with Huizhou. Stimulated
by both of the governments of Chengnan City and Huizhou, the delegation of
our university visited Gachon University on November 12th and received a
warm reception from Dr. Cui Jingpo, the director of International Affairs
Department, Dr. Piao Shangyong, the director of Student Department and
professor of Sports Department, Prof. Piao Zhenxiu, professor of East Asian
culture and director of Asian Culture Institute, and Li Bingjun, the minister of
the International Exchange Department.
The two sides carried out a discussion on Korean cooperative teaching, students
exchange, teachers visits and training, joint scientific researches and other projects,
and held specific discussions on the way how to carry out preliminary exchanges
and cooperation between the two schools in the field of music and sports,
including vocal music, instrumental music, composition, sports, taekwondo etc.
Besides, hoping to break the languages barriers and the culture obstacles through
music and sports, and to build a friendly and cooperative relationship between the
two universities, our school sent an invitation to Gachon University to send
teacher and student representatives of music, sports, performing arts and other
majors to participate in the second International Cultures Festival of Huizhou
University next year. After the forum, the two universities formally signed the
Visit in Japan
After visiting Korea, the delegation of HZU went to Sendai, Nagano, Kyoto, Tokyo,
etc in Japan and carried out a friendly visit to Sendai University, Archie Village,
Kyoto University, TAC Modern Education Co., Ltd, amongst other interested
organizations from November 13th to 16th.
November 13th, the delegation arrived at Sendai University. In the welcoming
gala, the delegation was warm received by Mr. Hozawa Taiji, the legal representative
and chairman of the school, Dr. Endo Yasuo, the president, Sato Shuhei, the
representative of physical education teachers in the Department of Physical
Education, and Miss Ma Dongmei, head of International Affairs Exchange
Department. The leaders of Sendai University made an introduction about the
school history, discipline structure and development status of their school,
especially the great achievement in sports field. Apart from that, the leaders
showed the delegation the gymnasium, squash hall, track-and-field ground,
baseball field, rugby field, swimming pool, student dining hall and other sports
teaching facilities in Sendai University. VP Xu Wanhong introduced the situation
that in this year, for the first time, PE Department of HZU had enrolled 13 freshmen
who took Japanese as first foreign language to take part in the college entrance
examination, planning to make them a special class, with the purpose of
cultivating compound talents equipped with both Japanese and sports. Besides,
they will be encouraged to go to Japan for short-term exchange study or further
study for master's degree. After friendly and in-depth discussion, the two sides
reached a preliminary cooperation intention of strengthen teacher inter-visits,
joint teaching etc, which lay the brick for further cooperation.
On the morning of November 14th, the delegation visited Institute of Economics of
Kyoto University and had a formal meeting with Prof. Mizobata Satoshi, the director
of the institute, and Dr. Wang Dunyan, the researcher.
At the forum, the delegation described the basic situation of Huizhou City and
Huizhou University, recalled the history of economic and trade cooperation
between Huizhou and Japan, and briefed the relevant information of Japanese
enterprises and Japanese business associations in Huizhou. Prof. Mizobata
extended a warm welcome the delegation, showed strong interest in Economy
Management of HZU, and placed great expectation in developing further exchange
and cooperation in the future. The delegation also visited the Institute of
Economics and International Exchange and International Student Management
and Service Center of Kyoto University.
The third stop in Japan was Archie Village Government in Nagano Prefecture.
In the morning of November 15th, the delegation paid a visit to the Archie
Village Government and received a warm reception from Kumagai Hideki, the
village head, Tanada masuhiro, head of Regional Management Department of
Village Government, Shirasawa Yuji, chairman of Bureau, Kojima yoshiharu,
professional director, Ushiyama Atsushi Enterprise Planning Strategy Department,
and other authorities.
At the forum, there was a licensing ceremony of Overseas Practice Teaching
Base of HZU, which marked the formal establishment of the first overseas practice
teaching base of HZU. After the forum, the delegation warmly visited the students
from our school studying there. November 16th, the delegation paid a visit to
TAC Modern Education Co., Ltd in Tokyo and held a friendly forum with Hijikata
Yasuo, the director of the third division of Education of TAC Modern Education
Co., Ltd, and Kodama Susumu, the general manager assistant of TAC Modern
Education (Dalian) Co., Ltd. During the forum, the two sides carried out deep
discussion on further strengthening the joint cultivation of compound talents
who have high proficiency in Japanese as well as bookkeeping skills and other
concerned matters, after which both sides decided unanimously to promote the
impulse to the project.
Through all these friendly visits, our university strengthened exchanges and
cooperation with Korean and Japanese universities, local governments, and
enterprises, amongst other interested organizations, consolidated the foundation
of cooperation, laid the foundation of building China-Japanese-Korea Asia Campus,
added more international elements to the campus, and elevated the level of internationalization.