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  • WMU Delegation Visits UK Universities
  • A delegation of Wenzhou Medical University (WMU) headed by Party CommitteeSecretaryMr. Qiu visited University of Liverpool, University of Brighton,University of Birmingham and University of Buckingham during a trip to the UK from May 21 to 25. During the visit, WMU signed separate MOUswith both University of Liverpool and University of Brighton on inter-school cooperation.


    Signing ceremony of MOU on inter-school cooperation between WMU and University of Liverpool

    At University of Liverpool, Qiu Yi met with Bob Burgoyne, Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The two, representing their universities respectively, signed a MOU (memorandum of understanding) on comprehensive and in-depth cooperation in the fields of scientific research collaboration, faculty and student exchange, and academic exchange. Qiu Yi said that the visit has helped deepening mutual understanding and promoting friendly relations of the two universities and will further boost cooperation in substance.The director of the Institute of Integrative Biology, director of the Pancreas Biomedical Research Unit, andthe British Dean of Confucius Institute at University of Liverpool also attended the signing ceremony. In addition, the delegation visited the Clinical Laboratory Center of the Affiliated Hospital and the School of Engineering of the university.

    During their visit to University of Brighton, the delegation held talks with Deputy Vice-Chancellor Chris Pole, Vice-Chancellor Stephen Denyer, and relevant administrators from its Doctoral College, College of Life, Health and Physical Sciences, the Brighton and Sussex Medical School. The two sides concluded that they have a lot in common in visions for development and setup of academic disciplines. Both sides looked forward to the expansion of cooperation on the existing basis and the establishment of a comprehensive and lasting partnership. Both sides exchanged in depth with a focus on the joint master and doctoral degree programs, joint education program in the discipline of pharmacy, joint application for research funds, and the two-way short-term exchange programs for faculty and students. Qiu Yi, representing WMU, signed a MOU on inter-school cooperation with the host. The two universities will be committed to build a platform to facilitate the exchange of teachers and scholars, scientific research collaboration, student exchange programs and the joint master degree training programs conducted in the model of “3+1” (one year overseas learning at a foreign university after the completion of 3 years study at WMU for a master degree candidate) for the promotion of the steady development of bilateralrelationship.


    Signing ceremony of MOU on inter-school cooperation between WMU and University of Brighton

    When visiting University of Birmingham, the delegation held talk with the host on scientific research cooperation, academic exchange, cooperative education programs, joint doctoral degree programs, distance education and other topics. During the visit of University of Buckingham, the two sides held talks on curriculum development in the discipline of clinical medicine, exchange of medical students for clinical practice and medical research collaboration, and reached a preliminary intention on cooperation.

    Other WMU administrators and scholars including Zhu Xuebo,Director of International Cooperation and Exchange Office, Liang Guang, Dean of School of Pharmacy and Vice President Zhu Xueqiong of the Second Affiliated Hospital of WMU were also on the delegation.


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