Building upon a strong relationship

Building upon a strong relationship

By Communications Staff

September 14, 2016


This week Principal Daniel Woolf is travelling to China at the invitation of Jilin University in Changchun as they celebrate the institution’s 70th anniversary. Jilin is a major Chinese research university in Jilin province, in northeastern China.

[Queen's In the World]
Queen's In the World

“Expanding Queen’s presence internationally is a priority for me, and so I look forward to building upon the strong relationship we have with Jilin University during this trip,” Principal Woolf says. “As we near the launch of our own 175th anniversary at Queen’s, I’m also particularly interested to see how one of our international partners celebrates a milestone anniversary.”

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Principal Daniel Woolf and Yang Zhenbin, Chairman of Jilin University Council, sign the two-plus-two program agreement in April 2015.

Principal Woolf will take part in the host university’s forum entitled Inheritance and Innovation: Responsibility and Challenge: The Development of Higher Education from a Global Perspective, giving a speech on talent development in universities. Principal Woolf has also accepted the offer to be named an Honorary Professor of Jilin University.

“We are very pleased that Principal Woolf is able to participate in Jilin University’s 70th anniversary celebrations,” says Kathy O’Brien, Associate Vice-Principal (International). “With Principal Woolf and Queen’s China Liaison Office Director, Zhiyao Zhang, in attendance, we hope to further promote our collaborations with Jilin University and exchange knowledge about talent management in post-secondary institutions.”

Queen’s University partnered with Jilin University last year to offer a “two-plus-two” degree program in computer engineering. A delegation from Jilin visited Queen’s campus in April 2015 to formally sign the partnership agreement.