On the afternoon ofNovember 18,vice president Jiang Xinmiao met Dallas·Kenny, vice president of PurdueUniversity, and others in the second meeting room of school office. The meetingwas hosted by Tang Cunzhong, vice director of the Office of InternationalExchange and Cooperation.
Mr Jiang extended awarm welcome to the delegation. He affirmed the teaching quality and researchlevel of Purdue University at the northwest, reviewed the achievements of thecooperation and communication between two schools and made a basic introductionof HNU about the school history, scale and international exchange. He said HNUwas trying to develop international communication channels. He hoped that thefriendship between two schools would be strengthened through the practicalefficient communication and rapid cooperation.
Dallas·Kenny thankedfor our warm reception, and introduced the basic situation of Purdue Universityat the northwest. He said that HNU had a strong teacher force and he hoped toachieve the fruits of academic research through the communication andcooperation with HNU. Hunan is the hometown of chairman Mao Zedong. Chicago isalso the birthplace of President Obama. He hoped the two schools, both locatedin the birthplace of great leaders, could carry out cooperation and exchangesin more areas.
The two sides alsotalked about the basic information on relevant professions, the course docking,student exchange program and other issues.
Dallas·Kenny wasaccompanied by Zhou Jiekun, head of the international exchange in Asia ofPurdue University, Song Hejin, a visiting scholar, Zhang Shuangshuang, generalmanager of Southern China Office of Purdue University at the northwest, andmanager Chen Nan. Directors of related secondary units of HNU attended themeeting.