The delegation of six members from the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) under the leadership of Chairman Mr. Mike Carr visited Southeast University on October 16. President Zhang Guangjun met with the delegation and exchanged ideas with the guests. Mr. Mike Carr and President Zhang Guangjun signed a cooperation agreement on behalf of both parties. Principals of the School of Information Science and Engineering, the School of Electrical Engineering, the School of Electronic Science and Engineering, the Institute of Scientific Research and the Department of International Cooperation attended the exchange.
During the talks, President Zhang Guangjun first extended his welcome to the delegation of Chairman Mike Carr for their visit and briefly introduced the school and disciplinary characteristics. President Zhang said that Chinese universities have played an important role in cultivating high-quality innovative talents, targeting science and technology frontiers, serving the country's major demands and promoting industrial restructuring. As British universities highlight traditional advantages of higher education, they are deemed as important partners in the internationalized school-running of Chinese universities. Southeast University has sound cooperation foundation with many British universities. Last year, Southeast University, as the leading university in China, established the Sino-British University Engineering Education and Research Consortium and incorporated the Sino-British mechanism for cultural and educational exchanges. On the basis of the current six British universities, Cambridge University, Liverpool University and Leeds University have also signed up to join the consortium, which has become an important platform for exchanges and cooperation among Chinese and British universities. President Zhang indicated that Southeast University expected to be included in the Education Partnership Program and achieve strong alliance and open cooperation by virtue of the Sino-British University Engineering Education and Research Consortium as a platform to jointly promote the innovation and development of global engineering education, the cultivation of high-end engineering talents and global industrial restructuring.
Chairman Mike Carr highly recognized and actively fed back to President Zhang's suggestions. He expected that both parties could fully utilize the platform of the Sino-British University Engineering Education and Research Consortium to cooperate in a practical manner.
After the talks, the delegation arrived at the Wireless Valley to visit the State Key Laboratory for Mobile Communications of Southeast University and carried out cordial exchanges with relevant teacher representatives of the laboratory.
During the visit, Chairman Mike Carr delivered a full-English academic report entitled “Digital TV Compression: A Story of Unseen Engineering” to our teachers and students. As one of the series lectures during the “Culture Season for Freshmen”, this lecture has attracted nearly 500 teachers and students on the site.
At present, the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), as a globally leading professional academic society in the field of engineering technology, features 167,000 members from 150 countries and has established cooperative partnership with over 1600 enterprises globally. Every year, IET convenes diversified international meetings and exchange activities at different places in the world; besides, it also highlights many professional technical periodicals which publish a great amount of research and technical development, including 24 academic periodicals in professional fields and 1 journal, which have been also enrolled by SCI, Inspect and EI.