Prof. Duncan Ivison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, paid a visit to UCAS Yanqihu campus on March 15th. Prof. Wu Yueliang, Vice President of UCAS, met with the University of Sydney delegation.
Wu welcomed Prof. Ivison and the delegates to the University’s centre in China and briefed them on UCAS's “two-phase” mode of cultivation, the high-level research advantages at the University, and the advanced human resources, which d benefit from more than 100 CAS institutes. He also provided an overview of various collaborative international programs at UCAS, including the recent cooperation with Australian universities. Finally, he called attention to the Sino-Danish Centre for Education & Research (SDC) and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences (KITS).
Prof. Ivison provided an overview of the University of Sydney and spoke about the close cooperation between the University of Sydney and different CAS institutes. He expressed his confidence on the establishment of exchange programs in education and research between the University of Sydney and UCAS. He expected to see cooperation between the two universities in various areas soon.
The two sides came to a basic agreement on undergraduate exchanges, summer school programs, and a joint research forum, planning to make Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Quantum Science, and Material Science the focus areas of collaboration.
Founded in 1850, the University of Sydney was Australia's first university and is regarded as one of the world's leading universities. It is ranked as the world's 50th best university according to the 2017-2018 QS World University Rankings. Its graduates are ranked the 4th most employable in the world and 1st in Australia. Over 60,000 students attend the university, including 47,000 doctoral students. The number of Chinese students is over 15,000.
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