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A new link with China

[China University of Geosciences Visit]
A delegation from the China University of Geosciences recently visited Queen’s. From left: Pian Huayan, Translator, International Cooperation Office; Cai Min, Deputy Director, International Cooperation Office; Wang Genhou, Dean of School of Earth Sciences and Resources; Wang Hongbing, University Council Chairman; Principal Daniel Woolf; Kathy O’Brien, Associate Vice-Principal (International); and Hugh Horton, Interim Vice-Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science. (University Communications)

Queen’s Principal Daniel Woolf recently met with a delegation from the China University of Geosciences to solidify a partnership between the two institutions.

[Queen's International]
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“I am delighted to continue building upon the strong relationship that we have fostered over the years with our counterparts in China, including this new collaboration with the distinguished China University of Geosciences,” said Principal Woolf during remarks at the signing in Richardson Hall.

Wang Hongbing, University Council Chairman for the China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), signed the new agreements on behalf of CUGB and also offered remarks during the meeting.

The new agreement between Queen’s and the Beijing university includes a general memorandum of understanding with Queen’s Faculty of Arts and Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. In particular, the new agreement will make available opportunities for CUGB students to study in Queen’s Department of Geological Science and Geological Engineering.

During the visit, the Chinese delegation met with Queen’s officials in Arts and Science, and Engineering and Applied Science, took a campus tour, and enjoyed a lunch hosted by Kathy O’Brien, Associate Vice-Principal (International).

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.

For more information on the Queen’s-China connection, visit the Queen’s International website.