On the afternoon of March 28th, a delegation from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) led by vice president Tim Steele visited HNU. Li Dazhi, vice president of HNU warmly welcomed the delegation in the No.2 meeting room of president’s office building. Tang Jianwen, director of the Office of International Exchange and Cooperation, hosted the meeting.
Li extended a warm welcome to the delegation. He expressed that UCLan is an important partner of HNU. By establishing a long-term communication mechanism, both sides held several discussions concerning related work ahead. With the joint efforts in 2017, both sides successfully applied for a CFCRS program of physical education, thus laying a solid foundation for cultivating football professionals as well as physical education teachers at provincial, and even national level. Li hoped that the two universities could expand the cooperation areas, upgrade cooperation levels, and establish an all-round strategic partnership to promote the cultural and academic exchanges between China and Britain.
Tim Steele expressed his gratitude for the hospitality of HNU. He hoped that the program could be more influential with the joint efforts of the two sides. Tim pointed out that apart from theory teaching, relevant professionals would be invited to give practical instruction on the CFCRS program to cultivate application-oriented talents. In addition, UCLan would fully support all the policies of the Chinese government and attach great importance to the partnership with China. Both sides were expected to further strengthen mutual trust and assistance, and deepen strategic cooperation.
Both sides discussed issues related to CFCRS program.
Sarah Johnston, International Partnerships Project Manager at UCLan , and Ge Jifei, head of China Office were also in the delegation. Staff in charge of relevant secondary units at HNU also attended the meeting.