Afternoon of 25th October witnessed the visit of London Newham College delegation led by Principal Paul Stephen. Julia Bollam, Director of Apprenticeships, Partnerships and Innovation, Newham College, Dennis Nothdruft, Head of Exhibitions, London Fashion and Textile Museum and Gao Huan, Executing Principal of New Fashion Research Institute were along in the delegation. Zhou Weiqiang, Chairperson of Suzhou CPPCC attended in the communication meeting. President Cao Yumin and Liu Dan, Vice Party Secretary of CPC SVU Committee and Vice President showed up as well.
After observing on-campus teaching and practicing areas as well as facilities such as Sharing Innovation Service Platform under Intelligent Manufacturing, Bozhon-Fintests Teaching Automation Production Line, Training Center for Applied Automobile Service, Training Center for Digital Designing & Manufacturing, Exhibition Hall for Public Art Education, Wu Culture Museum (State Educating Base for College Students Quality Education), Paul Stephen and his team sang high praise for the soft and hard conditions for SVU education.
During mutual discussion, both parties briefed their own basic situations, and focused on experience and features about internationalized education. They also had penetrating discussion for collaboration and co-building on issues like talents cultivation, majors construction, teachers’ development, research & innovation, skills bettering-off and cultural interactions.
Zhou Weiqiang fully regarded this communication between Sino-British colleges as beneficiary and positive extension of Suzhou Design Week (2019). High matching rate lies between two schools in education history, situation, developing target, majors and so on. It is expected that two schools should enhance communication, refine plans, and make effective progress to co-cultivate talents on higher starting point, broader field and deeper layer so as to benefit local high-quality development and the construction of international metropolis.