Vice Chancellor of American University of Sharjah Visited SUSTech and ICHEIApril 23, 2018
On April 14, 2018, Prof. Björn Kjerfve, Vice Chancellor of American University of Sharjah visited SUSTech and ICHEI in Shenzhen. Prof. LI Ming, Director, and Dr. HAN Wei, Deputy Director of ICHEI held a meeting with the guest.
Prof. LI Ming introduced the missions and goals of ICHEI, as well as the ICT in education programmes ICHEI has been conducting in collaboration with partner countries and universities in Asia and Africa. He hopes to build partnership with American University of Sharjah in the future. Dr. HAN Wei shared her thoughts about the specific areas that both sides could collaborate on. A Colleague from Global Engagement Office, presented on the internationalization development and recruitment of international students at SUSTech. Later, Prof. Björn Kjerfve visited the Materials Characterization and Preparation Center, which he found very impressive. He expressed his strong interest in carrying out practical cooperation in the future.
Founded in 1997, American University of Sharjah is a leading educational institute in the Middle East and North Africa regions, with the mission to provide top-notch higher education. Prof. Björn Kjerfve’s scientific expertise is in coastal and estuarine physical oceanography. He has published 12 books and some 250 scientific journal papers, book chapters and reports. Prior to joining AUS, he was President of the World Maritime University (2009-2015), having previously been the Dean of the College of Geosciences and Professor of Oceanography at Texas A&M University (2004-2009).