Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Vice-Chancellor returns to China

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L to R: Jason Yat-sen Li, the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor attend an alumni event in Shanghai. 

The Vice-Chancellor and President of the University made his second trip to China this year, together with the Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and senior leadership to continue to build on the University’s historic and close relationship.

“The Chancellor and I were delighted to visit China, with the most senior delegation to have visited in many years, to build new relationships and to continue to engage with our many education partners, deepening our collaboration on addressing critical challenges across areas such as health, climate change, sustainability and educational innovation, including through international research partnerships,” said Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Mark Scott.

“This year marks the 100th anniversary of our first Chinese overseas student to attend the University of Sydney – Mr N.Y Shah from Wuhan who studied to be a teacher on his return to China. It speaks to the level of engagement the University has had with China over many years, including in language and culture teaching. We were honoured to meet hundreds of graduates and alumni during the trip and to celebrate the continuation of that long history.”  

The start of the trip coincided with that of the Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Professor Scott joined an event in Shanghai with 400 Australian executives, their Chinese counterparts and government representatives. 

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