Flinders University hosted a delegation from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Canberra, on 14 February 2019.
The aim of the visit was to give the Embassy an overview of Flinders’ research and teaching strengths, support provided to Chinese students who study at Flinders, the University’s collaborative partnerships with Chinese institutions and organisations, and opportunities for domestic students to participate in exchanges and placements in China.
Guests to the Bedford Park campus included the Minister Counsellor for Education, Mr Wa Zong, who was visiting Flinders for the first time – and was impressed with what the University had achieved in its relatively short life – and Mr Nanchuan Liu, Vice-Consul for the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China, also in Adelaide on his first visit to Flinders.
In return, Mr Zong offered Flinders two Chinese Government Scholarships to support staff and students to carry out joint research, internship and study in China.
The delegation was hosted by Mr Sebastian Raneskold, Vice President and Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) and Professor Clare Pollock, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students).