[News Center] On December 8, the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Joint Management Committee of Sino-foreign Cooperative Education Program between Yanshan University (YSU) and Curtin University in Australia was held online. Relevant persons in charge of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, International Affairs Office and various cooperation majors of Curtin University in Australia, and relevant persons in charge of the Office of International Cooperation, School of International Education, School of Economics and Management, School of Electrical Engineering of YSU attended the meeting. The meeting was presided over by Professor Sambit Datta, Dean International of the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Curtin University, and Zhang Wenli, Deputy Dean of the School of International Education of YSU.
Site of YSU branch venue
The main purpose of this meeting is to promote the continued safe, stable and efficient operation of the programs. The persons in charge of the majors of the two cooperative programs separately summarized and reviewed the achievements and challenges of the program in 2021, and discussed the teaching quality assurance of program students under the routine epidemic situation, the safety guarantee measures for students going to Australia, and the communication and collaboration for joint guidance of students’ scientific research, the optimization and diversification of the course assessment system, scholarships for students to study in Australia, and other topics.
Professor Sambit Datta, Dean International of the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Curtin University, expressed his gratitude to YSU for its strong support to the programs and the careful training of program students. Curtin University will use the highest quality education and teaching resources and the best scholarships to fully support the development of the programs and provide more outstanding students with channels and opportunities for further studies, internships and employment.
Participants discusses issues related to program operation
(Above photo provided by the School of International Education)
Zhang Wenli, entrusted by the YSU, gave a speech at the annual meeting. She said that in 2021, under the joint efforts of both parties, the impact of the epidemic was minimized so as to ensure the progress of various tasks in education and teaching of the two cooperative programs and the achievements of gratifying results. She hoped that in the future program operation, both parties continue to consolidate their intelligence and strengthen the program construction from the following three aspects: focusing on high-quality content, improving the management chain, and preventing and responding to risks. YSU will give fully support and continue to promote the development of the programs in a better direction on the basis of maximizing the interests of the program students.
The participants agreed that they should go all out to cope with the difficulties to ensure the smooth operation of the programs and seek the best cooperation model; relying on the platform of the two cooperative education programs, they will further promote the substantive and in-depth cooperation between the two universities by promoting the development of bilateral scientific research, holding high-end academic exchange forums, jointly applying for the China-Australia International Cooperation Base, etc., so as to promote a virtuous circle of the programs.
It is reported that the Electrical Engineering master program and the Industrial Engineering undergraduate program jointly organized by YSU and Curtin University were approved by the Ministry of Education in 2014 and have been running well so far. A total of 213 students have graduated. Among the students going abroad, some students obtained an average score of 95 or more, successfully listed for the principal's award (top 1% of the university); and 75% of the students had an average grade of High Distinction (the highest grade in the Australian subject assessment). The outstanding performance of YSU students has been highly concerned and widely praised by Curtin University. With outstanding results, Zhang Yiqun and Zhang Liyuan, students of the 2016 undergraduate program in Industrial Engineering, were awarded an honorary bachelor's degree by Curtin University and obtained the qualification for a doctoral degree.