A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between UIC and US institute, Stony Brook University (SBU), on 19 April. The purpose of this MoU is to promote cooperation between UIC and SBU in exchange of students, faculty and staff; instructional and cultural programmes; academic degree programmes and researches.

Delegate from SBU was Vice President and Provost for Global Affairs, Dean of International Academic Programmes and Services, and Professor of Linguistics at SBU, Dr Liu Jun.

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Dr Liu Jun (left) with UIC President Tang Tao

UIC President Prof Tang Tao; Associate Vice President Prof George Wei; Dean of the Division of Business and Management (DBM), Prof Stella Cho; Dean of the Division of Science and Technology (DST), Prof Stephen Chung; Dean of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences (DHSS), Prof Mei-hwa Sung; Assistant Dean of the Division of Culture and Creativity (DCC), Dr Jiang Wei; Director of International Development Office (IDO), Dr Katharina Yu; Acting Director of the Academy of Continuing Education (ACE), Ms Isabella Li; as well as Assistant Director of IDO, Ms Li Mei represented UIC in the meeting held at Council Chamber.

Dr Katharina Yu introduced UIC’s background as well as some additonal basic information during the meeting. The two parties then discussed the areas where they could have possible cooperation including programmes, models and so on.

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The meeting is attended by Dr Liu Jun and UIC’s senior management

Dr Liu Jun also gave a speech about the opportunities and challenges for UIC students to study in the US.

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Dr Liu Jun giving a speech

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Founded in 1957, Stony Brook University lies in the east of New York City, and became a member of Association of American Universities in 2001. As one of America’s most dynamic public universities, SBU is a centre of academic excellence and an internationally recognised research institution that offers more than 200 undergraduate programmes, more than 100 master’s programmes and more than 40 doctoral programmes.

Reporter/Photographer: Aria Wu
Editors: Samuel Burgess, Deen He
(from MPRO)