Consul-General Lanjing He visited the University of Adelaide

On April 18th, Consul-General Lanjing He visited the University of Adelaide and met with Professor Peter Rathjen, Vice-Chancellor and President of the university. The two sides exchanged views on the university's academic exchanges and cooperation with its Chinese counterparts, the education of Chinese students and so on. Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) Professor Nancy Cromar, Director of Internationalization Strategy Dr. Glen Stafford, Vice Consul-General Lijun Pi and Consul Li Zhang attended the meeting.

President Rathjen introduced the University of Adelaide's academic cooperation with Chinese universities and scientific research institutions, and the Chinese students' studying at the university. He positively appraised the achievements of the long-term friendly cooperation between the university and China, said that he would further expand and deepen the cooperation with China in education and scientific research. He also indicated that the university fully recognized the important role played by Chinese students in promoting cultural exchanges between Australia and China, and would continue to provide them with quality services.

Consul-General He spoke highly of the positive contributions the University of Adelaide made to promote the exchanges of education, culture and scientific research between China and Australia. She hoped that the university would take advantage of its teaching and research to play a greater role in deepening cooperation and exchanges between the two sides. She expressed her appreciation to the university for attaching importance to Chinese students related work. She hoped the university to continue to create a safe and sound study and living environment for Chinese students.

Consul-General He also visited the Confucius Institute and the "China-Australia Joint Research Centre of Grains for Health" partnered by the University of Adelaide and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Founded in 1874, the University of Adelaide is one of the top eight universities in Australia. At present, there are more than 27,000 students, including more than 8,000 international students, of which about 55% are Chinese students.

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