Yantai Nanshan University and Universitas Sumatera Utara Successfully Held Symposium on International Exchanges
On the morning of November 6, Professor Muryanto, Rector of the Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia, and his delegation visited Yantai Nanshan University (Donghai Campus), and successfully held a symposium on international exchanges between two universities. Yang Wanli, President of Yantai Nanshan University, Xu Yuguo, Vice President of Nanshan Education Group, Tang Libo, Assistant Vice President and Provost, Liu Min, Director of Development Planning and Discipline Construction, Xue Yazhuo, Dean of the College of Health, Wang Ping, Dean of the College of Intelligent Science and Engineering, Lv Haiyang, Dean of the College of Science, Technology and Data, Zhang Qian, Vice Dean of the College of Chemical Engineering and Technology, and Jiang Nan, Deputy Director of International attended symposium.
President Yang Wanli expressed his warm welcome, and then introduced university's running history and characteristics, joint master's degree education, disciplines and specialties, 959 construction layout, international exchange and cooperation, expressing his intention to cooperate with Universitas Sumatera Utara. He further pointed out that in recent years, Yantai Nanshan University has taken the initiative to build a cooperation platform for friendly exchanges between Chinese and foreign education and culture, and proactively carried out international talent cultivation, academic, scientific and technological and cultural exchanges. At present, the University has already established friendly relations with dozens of institutions worldwide, and conducted overseas study tours and visits, short-term exchanges, academic advancement, and joint cultivation programs.
Afterwards, Professor Muryanto conveyed his gratitude to President Yang Wanli for his warm hospitality and systematically introduced the faculties and departments, the characteristics of academic disciplines and specialties, innovative talent cultivation mode and the achievements of cooperation in educating students of Universitas Sumatera Utara. He indicated that Universitas Sumatera Utara is approved by the Ministry of Education of China, and its specialties such as clinical medicine, stomatology, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, food science, etc. have strong presence in Indonesia, which are also similar to the advantageous disciplines of Yantai Nanshan University. Professor Muryanto clearly demonstrated his intention to establish a friendly relationship with Yantai Nanshan University，further improving the educational cooperation and exchange and looking forward to the visiting of Yantai Nanshan University delegation to the Universitas Sumatera Utara.
During the meeting, the two sides carried out in-depth exploratory exchanges on the joint cultivation of master's degree students, mutual deployment of faculty members, summer school visits, and the construction of scientific research platforms, etc. President Yang Wanli put forward the idea of building scientific research platforms/institutes in the fields of mechanical, electrical and electronic, automation and other engineering disciplines, and the formation of specialized faculty members regarding the advantageous disciplines of the two sides, which is highly acknowledged by the Universitas Sumatera Utara.
Subsequently, Professor Muryanto and his delegation visited Donghai and Nanshan industrial parks, giving full recognition to the capability of Nanshan Group in operating university, and also expecting to conduct joint education programs in Indonesia in the future.
Through this symposium, the two sides has reached a consensus on various aspects of cooperation, such as mutual visits of lecturers and students, joint cultivation programs, summer school, and joint construction of scientific research platforms. Moreover, both sides will continue to give full play to their disciplinary advantages, actively build a platform for students, deepen the friendship between the people of China and India, and expand cooperation and exchanges in a greater number of aspects to realize the breakthrough and development of the international educational communications.