Chinese-Foreign University Presidents Forum

The clear, golden autumn ushers in the 65th anniversary of Shandong University of Science and Technology. On this occasion, the Chinese-Foreign Presidents Forum was heldon Qingdao campus to exchange ideas, to seek sound strategies, to focus on student cultivation and to explore education reform.

   The Forum was attended by senior officials and leaders from universities and educationalinstitutes both at home and abroad, which include Alster University of the UK, SwinburneUniversity of Technology of Australia, University of Tasmania of Australia, Pyeongtaek University of South Korea, and Qingdao University of Science and Technology.

President Ren Tingqi delivered a keynote speech at the forum. In his speech, he called for a deepening comprehensive reform in higher education, coping with new challenges to enhance quality teaching, and maintaining sustainable development.

Representatives of sister universities also made their keynote speeches at the forum andwon wide applause from the audience.

As the final part of the celebration of the 65th anniversary of SDUST, the Chinese-Foreign University Presidents Forum provides a perfect platform for SDUST and its sisteruniversities to intensify their partnership and offers opportunity for further cooperation between them.

After the forum, the guests paid a visit to the Exhibition Hall of SDUSTs History and Development.

keynote speech by President Ren

Ma Lianxiang, Presiden of Qingdao University of Science and Technology

Peter Frappell, representative of University of Tasmania

Mellisa Banks, Pro Vice-chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology

                                                                                audience at the forum

                                                                             senior officials of SDUST with guests

                                                                  visit the Exhibition Hall of SDUST' History and Development