HBNU Vice President Wang Saiyu Visits Fairleigh Dickinson University

From May 5th to May 9th, HBNU Vice President Prof. Wang Saiyu and colleagues from the HR Department, the International Exchange Department and the College of Physics and Electronic Science visited Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU), the United States. The two sides had profound discussions of current and future cooperation and signed an agreement on the student exchange program.


On May 6, Senior administrators of FDU, including FDU President Dr Avaltroni, Provost Dr Rifkin, Vice Provost Professor Niser, Director of Global Education Dr Cvitan, and Director of the EPS Language Center Professor Mohamad, warmly welcomed the HBNU delegation. The two sides deeply discussed inter-university cooperation, including introducing talents, improving teachers’ capability, founding internship centres, and English language training. HBNU and FDU reached a consensus that there was potential for cooperation in new fields, leading to more fruitful results. To promote student exchanges, the two universities signed the Agreement of Intent on the 2024 Study Program in China.


On 7 May, the delegation visited the Gildart Haase School of Computer Science and Engineering, the partner college for the joint education programme. Professor Tan, Dean of the School, and Professor Mao, who is in charge of the teaching affairs of the joint education programme, provided a detailed introduction to international students studying at FDU. The delegation discussed issues regarding the joint education programme of Electronic Information Engineering with FDU, including teaching arrangements, credit recognition, phase assessment, renewal of the programme, and joint research.


The joint education programme of Electronic Information Engineering between HBNU and FDU was approved by Chinas Ministry of Education in March and began to enrol students in September, 2021. Students can choose either 4+0 or 3+1 mode to finish their undergraduate study.


This visit, as the first face-to-face exchange between HBNU and FDU since the breakout of COVID-19, helped to improve the operation of the joint education programme of Electronic Information Engineering and laid a solid foundation for future comprehensive cooperation between the two universities.