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University of Connecticut Delegation Visits SCU


On the morning of 17 November, in the VIP hall of our Business School, Executive Vice President  Li Guangxian welcomed the delegation from the University of Connecticut led by Executive Vice President Peter J. Nichous. Vice President Shi Jian, Prof. Chen Fang (Deputy Director of Sichuan Provincial Department of Science and Technology and Dean of College of Life Sciences), and leaders from Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges and College of Life Sciences attended the meeting.
During the meeting, Li expressed his warm welcome to the delegation on behalf of Sichuan University. He briefed the guests with the history, operation scale, school mergers, disciplinary developments, faculty, and international cooperation and exchanges of Sichuan University. Li pointed out that, focusing on the goal of building a high-level comprehensive research university, Sichuan University addressed great importance to international cooperation and exchanges by establishing close cooperative relations with many renowned international and domestic universities and research institutions and had achieved fruitful results. He said that as the University  of Connecticut had distinctive advantages in agriculture, health and medicine, it shared many cooperative interests with Sichuan University. He hoped that, through the visit of Executive Vice President Peter J. Nichous, both sides could have better understanding of each other and find more fields of mutual interest for cooperation, so as to tap the advantages of both sides to promote common development and more effective cooperation.


Vice President Peter J. Nichous expressed the delight in his visit to Chuanda (SCU) and thanked Chuanda for its gracious hospitality. After the introduction of history and current development of his University, he affirmed the host that Connecticut University also addressed great importance in strengthening interaction and exchanges with high-level international and domestic universities. He hoped that his visit to Chuanda could help both sides reach a batch of framework cooperation agreements in joint research, faculty exchange and talent education to engage in in-depth and multi-field cooperation for more fruitful results.
The two vice presidents signed the “Sichuan University-Connecticut University Framework Cooperation Agreement”. The Agreement aims to further promote cooperation between the two sides in scientific research, talent education and faculty exchanges.
Later, Vice President Shi Jian held in-depth discussion and exchange with the delegation on specific issues related to the cooperation.
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Founded in 1881 with the Storrs Agricultural School as its predecessor, University of Connecticut officially received its present name in 1939. The university is one of the Class I public research universities designated by the Carnegie Foundation. With its great teaching and research strength, it has been rated as the best university in New England in the United Sates for 9 consecutive years. Under the University of Connecticut, there are over 10 colleges and schools, such as College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, School of Business, School of Engineering, School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Social Work; 8 undergraduate degree programs and 12 postgraduate degree programs, 101 undergraduate specialties and 80 research orientations.
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