A Delegation Led by Vice President of Dalhousie University in Canada Visits Chengdu University
Author:Gao Ya          Source:Office of International Cooperation and Exchange         Date:2024-05-13

On the morning of May 10, Matt Hebb, Vice President of Dalhousie University in Canada, and his delegation visited Chengdu University. Vice President of Chengdu University Peng Xiaolin met with the guests in Conference Room 112 of Teaching Building 14. The two sides had in-depth and fruitful exchanges and discussions on educational cooperation between the two universities.

Peng Xiaolin extended a warm welcome to the guests and introduced the history, school-running orientation, discipline development, faculty and talent training of Chengdu University, as well as the measures and achievements of integrating the implementation of talent strategy, characteristic strategy, internationalization strategy and digitalization strategy in recent years. She mentioned that Chengdu University has high-quality resources in scientific research, such as Sichuan Antibiotic Industrial Research Institute, which is a national antibiotic R&D base, a century-old Grade III Class A general affiliated hospital and the Key Laboratory of Coarse Cereals Processing of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. Chengdu University hoped to further expand and deepen scientific cooperation with Dalhousie University in pharmacy, agronomy and other disciplines with common advantages on the basis of previous cooperation. It is hoped that the two universities will continue to consolidate a good foundation for cooperation and expand areas of cooperation in teacher-student exchanges, scientific research cooperation, cultural exchanges, joint training of undergraduates and graduates, sustainable development, etc.

Matt Hebb thanked Chengdu University for its warm hospitality and gave an overview of Dalhousie University. As one of Canada's long-established institutions of higher learning, Dalhousie University ranked seventh among the Canadian universities and has a strong reputation for marine research. He pointed out that the current scientific research focus of Dalhousie University is mainly on marine sustainability, food system sustainability and human health. These fields are highly compatible with the advantageous scientific research areas of Chengdu University, providing space and potential for further cooperation between the two sides. He said that Dalhousie University is willing to explore and establish a diversified cooperation model with Chengdu University to jointly promote the academic research and educational development of the two universities.

Relevant persons in charge of the Office of International Cooperation and Exchange and the College of Pharmacy (Sichuan Antibiotic Industrial Research Institute) attend the meeting.

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Founded in 1818, Dalhousie University in Canada has a history of more than 200 years and is a famous public research university. Located in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia and a seaport city in Canada, Dalhousie University is a member of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, which comprises 15 leading research universities in Canada. Dalhousie University has 13 colleges and provides more than 200 degrees and over 4,000 courses covering a wide range of academic fields. It is one of the universities with the lowest student-faculty ratio in Canada and has 21,000 students from across the country and 115 countries around the world. It is well-known for its medical, law and engineering colleges and has a number of world-renowned major fields, including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, biology, marine studies, law, computer science, business and environmental studies. Its alumni include the 11th, 16th and 23rd Prime Ministers of Canada, one Nobel Prize winner (Arthur McDonald, 2015 Nobel Laureate in Physics), and 94 Rhodes Scholarship winners (ranking among the top universities in the world in terms of total number).