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CUC Delegation Visits Universities of UK, Ireland

Date: July 23, 2019

A CUC delegation led by President Liao Xiangzhong paid 8-day visit to four universities in the UK and Ireland from July 3 to 10. The visits were aimed at seeking cooperation partners and expanding educational resources for running a campus in Hainan, thus helping CUC go global in the field of teaching.

The four universities are Coventry University, Nottingham Trent University(NTU), University College Cork(UCC), and Dublin City University(DCU). 


Coventry University Visit: Tripartite Signing Agreement for Cooperation of Running-school in Hainan 

Accompanied by relevant personnel of Coventry University, President Liao Xiangzhong explored the teaching equipment, test facilities, living service facilities and building layouts. He also examined about Coventry University's dominant disciplines, professional features, teaching models by observing the on-site teaching in students' practical classes and various teaching achievements.  

There are some high-tech applications that impressed the delegation at most, for instance, wind tunnel testing laboratory, 3D printing laboratory, and future intelligent transportation design laboratory, which demonstrates how Coventry University attaches great importance to practical teaching and its school-running pattern of combining teaching and science parks.

On July 4, a meeting was held between the officials of Hainan Provincial Government, Communication University of China and Coventry University, signing a strategic cooperation framework agreement, which further promotes cooperative running-school in Hainan.


Liao Xiangzhong (L), President of Communication University of China, John Resen(M), President of Coventry University, and Cao Xiankun(R), Director of the Education Department of Hainan Province sign the cooperation agreement.


During the talks, Mao Chaofeng, Vice Governor of Hainan province in the Southern China, said that he was confident in three parties’ cooperation and the Government would spare no effort to satisfy their demands and fulfill responsibilities.     

On the occasion, President Liao said that CUC pays high attention to Hainan program, regarding it as a main goal of the future development of CUC. As a result, contribution would be made for construction of Hainan as an international education island by introducing world-class educational resources, and forging a world-class university.

John Ressen, President of Coventry University, expressed his pleasure for cooperation with both sides to create a new international education area and believed it definitely would be a win-win result through the complementary advantages of all parties and close cooperation. 


 Nottingham Trent University Visit: To Build an E-sports Major in Hainan

On July 5, the delegation visited Nottingham Trent University(NTU), which is some 260 km away from London. During the visit there, Vice President Ryan gave a detailed introduction of NTU including its development history, school strength, discipline characteristics and teaching mode.

Later on, the delegation walked around School of Animation and Graphic Design, Campus TV Station, Media College etc., and carefully observe teaching and research equipment, student’s design work for a deep understanding of professional settings, teaching characteristics of NTU.



President of CUC Liao Xiangzhong is watching a design work by a student from NTU.


After that, Liao and Eduard Peck, President of the NTU held in-depth talks on how to conduct cooperation in Hainan.Peck expressed his willingness to cooperate with CUC in Hainan. The two sides agreed to carry out cooperation in E-sports through complementary advantages and synergy, and to build a world-class majors such as E-sports and design and digital creative,  thus actively promoting the construction of innovation centers of production, teaching and research. 

Founded in 1843, Nottingham Trent University is a prestigious British school with a long history and a high academic and teaching reputation in the UK. Undergraduate teaching and teaching experience of students are on the high agenda of NTU. And there are key advantages in many major, such as public relations, art design, fashion design, food safety, and urban planning.


University College Cork Visit: Common Educational Philosophy Promotes Cooperation and Exchange 

On July 8, the delegation began to visit University College CorkUCCwherein they the banking teaching practice base of Business School, which offers national-level education services for financial executives with all of the students being in-service staff. The School provides humanistic teaching, focusing on on-the-spot teaching, online communication and community exchange. The reason why it is well received by students lie in its cooperation with financial industry and teaching philosophy that not only keeps traditions but leads the way.

A teacher(L1) is introducing the banking teaching practice base of Business School to President Liao(R2) and his colleagues. 


Both sides signed an inter-school cooperation agreement with in-depth cooperation in teacher training programs to be carried out. What's more, a possibility that expanding cooperation in the area of green communication is to be explored to promote the pragmatic cooperation between the two universities.


Formerly known as Queen's College in 1845, UCC is one of Ireland's oldest universities. It leads in scientific research in Ireland and enjoys a high reputation for research in basic science and engineering disciplines. In particularly, significant achievements have been made in the fields of biotechnology, biomedicine and food science.


Dublin City University Visit: Collaboration on Data Science and Smart Media 

The last stop of the delegation was Dublin City University. The Vice-President Trevor Holmes warmly welcomed Liao and his colleagues.

The two sides conducted in-depth exchanges on the following cooperation projects. First is the exchange between students and teachers, such as degree programs, exchange programs, etc. Then, to carry out joint research and production, for example, electronic music production, video music production, VR video production, digital video production, even joint shooting documentary, film and television. The third is to strengthen collaboration in the field of data science and smart media technology as a key project for both cooperation in Hainan. 

 After a meeting, President Liao(R3) and Vice-President Trevor Holmes(L3) posing for a group photo.  


In 2014,both sides has established relationship by signing a “1+1” cooperation agreement targeted for master students majoring in communication engineering. This summer, some four students of CUC will study in DCU.



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