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Delegation from Guangdong visits Queen's

A delegation from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS), led by President Zhong Weihe, front, third from left, visited Queen’s University on Tuesday, to meet with their Queen’s counterparts. (University Communications)

A delegation from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) visited Queen’s University on Tuesday, to meet with their Queen’s counterparts.

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The delegation, headed by President Zhong Weihe, met with representatives of the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts and Science to explore areas of cooperation between Queen’s and GDUFS, including research collaboration and student and faculty mobility.

Currently, the university, located in southern China, has a Memorandum of Understanding and Graduate Student Exchange Agreement with the Faculty of Education.

The delegation also toured Queen’s campus as well as the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.

In photo, front from left: Cai Hong, Director of International Office, GDUFS; Hugh Horton, Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Arts and Science; Zhong Weihe, President, GDUFS; Rebecca Luce-Kapler, Dean, Faculty of Education; and Liying Cheng, Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language, Faculty of Education. Middle row: Zhao Junfeng, Dean of School of Interpreting and Translation Studies; Zhiyao Zhang, Director, China Liaison Office; Barbara Yates, Associate Director, International, Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International); Craig Walker, Director, Dan School of Drama and Music; Robin Cox, Director, School of English, Faculty of Education; and Jenny Corlett, Associate Director (International Initiatives), Faculty of Arts and Science. Back row: Wang Weiqiang, Associate Professor, School of English for International Business, GDUFS, and Visiting Scholar at Queen’s; Xie Wenxin, Director of Human Resources Division, GDUFS; Donato Santeramo, Head, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; and Don Klinger, Associate Dean Graduate Studies & Research, Faculty of Education.

Queen’s launched its Comprehensive International Plan in August 2015 to support its internationalization efforts. The plan’s goals include strengthening Queen’s international research engagement and creating more opportunities for student mobility through programs like academic exchange programs. The plan also aims to attract high-quality international students to Queen’s and to increase international educational opportunities on the Queen’s campus.