The Delegation of University of Nairobi Visited SUSTech and ICHEIApril 2, 2019
On 2 April 2019, the delegation of University of Nairobi (hereafter as “the delegation”) visited Southern University of Science and Technology (hereafter as “SUSTech”) and International Centre for Higher Education Innovation under the auspices of UNESCO (“ICHEI” in short).
GUO Yurong, Chairperson of University Council of SUSTech met with the deletion. GUO first introduced SUSTech’s development and its diverse international exchange activities. She expressed SUSTech’s willingness to collaborate with University of Nairobi (“UoN” in short) in the field of higher education. Dr. Vijaylaxmi Nassanally Rattansi, Chancellor of UoN said that UoN will enhance the collaboration with SUSTech and ICHEI in all respects. They plan to appoint representatives from UoN to participate in the 2019 Seminar on ICT Application in Higher Education for African Countries to be held in SUSTech in June. SUSTech is also invited to participate the Innovation Week which will be held in the same month, in Nairobi, Kenya.
In the morning of April 2, Prof. LI Ming, Director of ICHEI, and Prof. ZHENG Chunmiao, Director of Global Engagement Office of SUSTech had a meeting with the delegation.
Prof. LI welcomed the delegation and invited UoN to deepen the collaboration with ICHEI’s ongoing projects in Africa, including Smart Classroom project, ICT Capacity Building project, and International Institute of Online Education.
In the afternoon of April 2, Dr. John Orindi, Director of Corporate Affairs of UoN and Dr. Brian Ouma, Director of University Advancement of UoN were invited to deliver keynote speeches in the General Course—A Glimpse of Africa, with the titles of Facing the Challenges in a Changing Era: A Dialogue between University and Society in Talent Cultivation and Boundary and Exploration: The International Cooperation of University of Nairobi respectively. They introduced the solutions for challenges in the changing era with global context and local situation being considered.
In April 2018, GUO Yurong led a delegation to attend the Pan-African High-Level Conference on Education-Bridging Continental and Global Education Frameworks for the Africa We Want held in Nairobi and visited University of Nairobi. This visit laid a solid foundation for the cooperation between SUSTech and UoN. In November 2018, UoN signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SUSTech and ICHEI in the fields of higher education, science and research and students exchange programmes.