From DUT News Center, Publicity Department
By Li Xiang
On the afternoon of September 28, the Board of Administration (BOA) Meeting of Leicester International Institute, Dalian University of Technology (DLI) was held by video conference in Room 412 of the Main Building. Nishan Canagarajah, President of University of Leicester (UoL), Philip Baker and Sarah Davies, Pro Vice-Chancellors of UoL and the Academic Registrar and Director of Finance from UoL, and Guo Dongming, President of Dalian University of Technology (DUT), Zhu Hong, Vice President of DUT, Guo Jinming, Assistant President of DUT, directors from DUT Academic Affairs Office, Institute of Science and Technology, International Office, Finance Office, School of Chemical Engineering, School of International Education, DLI and other members of BOA attended the meeting.
The meeting considered and approved the memberships and appointments of BOA and Joint Academic Committee (JAC), listened to the Joint Deans Report: 2020-2021 Annual Development Review, considered and approved the DLI 2020-2021 Final Account and the 2021-2022 Budget Plan, and discussed the contents of the Supplemental Agreement. The members of BOA unanimously agreed that DLI has successfully cultivated the first batch of graduates with high employment quality, high percentage of graduates pursuing further studies and remarkable achievements in school operation. In the past year, in the areas of talent training, cooperation and exchange, faculty development and specialty development, DLI has proactively coped with the impact of COVID-19 by taking innovative measures, and achieved good results. The established Research Collaboration Working Group and Senior Operation Group between the two sides have been carried out in an orderly manner, and the work of meeting the evaluation of Ministry of Education (MOE) is going smoothly. The next step should be to work on the premise of ensuring the quality of school operation, focusing on expanding the scale and influence of school operation and promoting scientific research cooperation, so as to build a solid foundation for long-term cooperation between the two universities.
Guo Dongming said that the first batch of graduates of DLI were highly regarded and recognized by MOE and various parties in the society, and the achievements were in line with the original intention and expectations of the cooperation between the two universities. This is the result of the win-win cooperation, and also provides strong support for the expansion of the Institute scale. It is hoped that both sides will continue to strengthen their cooperation, step up the pace of cooperation in scientific research cooperation, mutual visits of teachers and joint training of postgraduate students, enhance closer cooperation and promote the healthy and long-term development of cooperation between the two universities.
Nishan Canagarajah said that it is an outstanding achievement for DLI to successfully cultivate its first cohort of graduates and gain the attention and recognition of the society. We believe that with the joint efforts of the two universities, the quality of the Institute will be continuously improved and more batches of outstanding graduates will be cultivated. We hope that both sides will accelerate the progress of cooperation in scientific research and joint training of postgraduate students, and attract more teachers to participate in the cooperation between the two universities to provide sustainable momentum for the development of the Institute.
During the meeting, the two sides had an in-depth exchange on the topics of signing strategic cooperation agreement, expanding the scale of school operation and joint training of postgraduate students. This year coincides with the centenary celebration of UoL, a magnolia tree will be planted on UoL campus as a symbol of the friendship between the two universities.
Editor: Li Xiang