Murray State University Vice President Dr. Don Robertson Led a
Delegation Visited Huizhou University
On the morning of September 28th, a delegation from Murray State University (MSU) visited
Huizhou University (HZU). The delegation included Dr. Don Robertson, the Vice President, and
Dr. Zhou Guangming, the Assistant Vice President of International Affairs and the Vice Director
of School of International Studies. Xu Wanhong, the Vice President of HZU met with the
delegation. The representatives of International Affairs Department, School of Mathematics
and Big Data Science, School of Information Science and Technology, School of Electronic
Information and Electrical Engineering, and other relevant departments also participated in
Xu Wanhong extended a warm welcome to the delegation on behalf of HZU. He made a brief
introduction regarding HZU’s historical development, degree programs, discipline construction,
reform and development, external exchange and other information. He noted that, in coming
years, according to the thirteenth Five-Year Plan, HZU will center on the important tasks
including the application-oriented transformation development and joint construction by the
provincial and municipal government, and carry on its developmentof opening-up to further
deepening international exchange and cooperation. Besides, Xu hoped that both sides can
strengthen communication and make concrete progress in cooperation projects, to jointly
promote the internationalization for both universities.
Vice President Don Robertson thanked for HZU’s warm reception and spoke highly of the
infrastructure construction and the idea of international talents training of HZU. He introduced
the current situation ofAmerican higher education and general information of MSU, expressing
the hope to establish friendly relationship and carry out substantial cooperation with HZU. He
said, Murray is regarded as the safest town in the USA, and MSU is ranked as the most
friendly university in the USA which has dedicated to international engineering construction for
a long time. He also noted that MSU and HZU have a lot commonin the history of development
and philosophy of schooling, which paves the way to further cooperation between two
universities. Moreover, he wished that with interschool cooperation, a multicultural and
multilevel communication platform could be built for students, and more essential cooperation
could be carried out in the aspects regarding teachers’ exchange, teacher training, joint scientific
research and so on.
During the meeting, both sides had a thorough discussion on students’ exchange, joint cultivation, teachers’ academic visit, teacher training and others, and an agreement had been reached upon
most of the items. Both sides determined to sign cooperative agreement as soon as possible.
After the meeting, the delegation also visited the HZU’s University History Museum, School of
Information Science and Technology, and School of Mathematics and Big Data Science.
Then they had a colloquium with relevant teachers and students.