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Published date:2014-10-14    Provided by:School of Science
        
         During 1 October 2014 to 8 October 2014, Prof. Qibo Feng, Dean of Faculty of Science of BJTU, together with other three teachers visited three Canadian top universities including University of Waterloo, University of Manitoba and McMaster University. The main tasks of this visit are attending the annual meeting of the joint education program by Beijing Jiaotong university and the university of Waterloo in Nanomaterials and Technology, visiting research and teaching laboratories of the three universities to learn their design idea and construction methods, and enhancing mutual understanding between BJTU and other universities to lay the foundation for further cooperation in research, faculty exchange and student education.

      The delegation visited University of Manitoba as their first stop. They met with the director of the office of international relations, Ronda Friesen, and Dean of Faculty of Science, Professor Stefi Baum respectively. After careful and thorough discussion, the two sides reached an agreement in future collaboration in terms of faculty communication, student exchange and research cooperation. Meanwhile, it is commonly believed that the collaborative education in undergraduate level should be a good start for both sides.

                        

       
        In addition, the delegation visited both teaching laboratories and research laboratories in UFM. To further promote the expression of BJTU, the delegation were arranged to meet with the members of the association of Chinese professors in Manitoba. During the visit, the delegation received a cordial meeting with the Manitoba provincial governor, the Honorable Philip S. Lee. The honorable Philip S. Lee welcomed the delegation to Manitoba, appreciated the delegation for their long journey and commitment to look for chances to cooperate in education. He hopes this visit can make a real contribution to the development of high education in Manitoba. 

              


        University of Waterloo was the second stop and one of the most important partners for BJTU in international collaborative education. The delegation firstly reported to the NMT management committee members from both Beijing Jiaotong University and University of Waterloo. The report was mainly about student recruitment and operation of the program. The attendants of the meeting took a sufficient and effective discussion after the report and reached agreements in a few issues important for the future development of NMT program. Furthermore, the topics covered the collaboration in graduate education and research laboratory construction. The visit was highly valued by University of Waterloo and the delegation were arranged to meet the related faculty working for NMT joint program and the former 2+2 program students coming from BJTU since the year of 2008. 

                 


Moreover, the delegation visited Renison College University and Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum and Nano center. The center is of 26,000 square meters and costs 20 million dollars to build and now the center of the development of quantum information technology and nanotechnology.

 

The delegation made McMaster University and its faculty of Science as their last stop. The associate vice president, Peter Mascher met the delegation and suggested that there are a lot good match between BJTU and MU concerning faculties and subordinate schools. He hope the two sides can start the cooperation in a real sense as soon as possible. The delegation also met five Chinese engineers and scientists working with MU to set off the cooperation in research and students education.