Accompanied by Mr. Liang Zhengyang, officer of Foreign Affairs Office of Sanya City, a delegation of Consulate General of the Republic of France in Guangzhou headed by Mr. Nicolas GHERARDI, Consul of Technology and Education Exchange, visited University of Sanya (USY) on the afternoon of May 26. Ms. Zoe Che, Vice President of USY, met with the guests and held talks on cooperation and exchange between USY and French universities.
To start with, Vice President Che expressed her warm welcome to Mr. Nicolas GHERARDI and his colleagues, and introduced the overall situation of USY as well as its featured majors and teaching programs. She expressed that USY has been making efforts to build a rather sound discipline system in line with the regional characteristics and national strategies. In March of 2016, the world’s first Silk Road Business School was co-established by USY and the International Cooperation Center of National Development and Reform Commission, in which 3 English undergraduate teaching programs, including Business Administration (Concentration on Production Capacity Cooperation Service ), International Economics & Trade (Concentration on Trade Management and Services for FTZ) and Hospitality Management (Sino-foreign Cooperatively Running Program), are offered and have officially recruited students in September of 2016. USY is making continuous efforts to build platforms and expand international cooperation and exchange. So far, USY has established rather comprehensive partnerships with universities over 50 countries. Presently, USY has a close partnership with EMBA-ISUGA on student exchange in France. She hoped that the visit will strengthen cooperation and exchange between USY and universities in France, and promote the cultural exchange and scientific research between USY and famous universities in France.
Mr. Nicolas GHERARDI expressed heartfelt gratitude for USY’s hospitality. He said this was the first time for him to visit Sanya after assuming the current position. It was a productive trip. USY's campus is very beautiful. The library is very modern and teaching equipment is quite advanced. He was quite willing to promote exchanges and cooperation on education and science and technology between USY and universities in France and the Mediterranean region, and to broaden the channels for educational cooperation as well to provide French teaching resources. Meanwhile, efforts will be put to promote the establishment of the Silk Road Business School in France in order to further develop educational cooperation and exchange between China and France.
During the meeting, both sides also discussed the following programs: sino-French cooperatively running program, French teacher training and student exchange.