On January 7, a delegation led by Dr. Eric Garfunkel, Vice President for Global Affairs of Rutgers University, visited ECNU and was received by Zhou Aoying, Vice President of ECNU.. Present at the meeting were also Dr. Liu Xingcai, Director of Rutgers University Beijing Center, Zhao Jie, Director of Shanghai ROSE Project, Huang Meixu, Director of the Global Education Center of ECNU, Wang Subin, Deputy Director of the International Exchange Division of ECNU, and other leaders.
Zhou Aoying pointed out that given the impact on international exchanges and cooperation by the global outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic nearly a year ago, the visit of the delegation led by Vice President Garfunkel is particularly valuable. In addition, he emphasized that during the pandemic, ECNU, joining hands with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), has received nearly 200 Chinese undergraduate students from Rutgers University to study in related teaching spots of ECNU Global Education Center for the fall term in 2020. He expected that this visit will lay a solid foundation for inter-school projects between the two universities.
Dr. Garfunkel expressed his sincere appreciation to ECNU and CIEE for their active efforts to receive the undergraduate students of Rutgers University during the pandemic. He also said that both universities can deepen mutual understanding and trust and carry out joint research in philosophy, history, physics, chemistry, data science, pedagogy, African studies, etc.
The presidents also exchanged views over the signing of a memorandum of cooperation.
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Source: International Exchange Division
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