On 30 April 2017, Dr HAN Wei, Deputy Director of UNESCO-ICHEI visited Ain Shams University (ASU) in Egypt. Prof Abd El-Wahab Mohamed Ezzat, President of ASU explored potential areas for cooperation together with Dr Han and signed an MOU on the scene to concretize the cooperation among ASU, UNESCO-ICHEI and Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech).
In April 2017, Ms. Fan Li, Programme Officer and Dr. Roger Y Chao Jr., Senior consultant, representing ICHEI, visited Pakistan Federal Ministry of Education and Professional Training , to provide consultation for Pakistan government in terms of establishing UNESCO Category 2 Institute in Islamabad, Pakistan.
On March 29th 2017, the delegation from Weidong Cloud Education Group, including the President, Mr. WANG Duanrui was invited to visit ICHEI. Both parties signed an agreement to collaborate on the research projects carried out by ICHEI in Asian and African developing countries, which intends to promote the application of ICTs in abovementioned regions.
During March 24th to 27th, former Assistant Director-General for Strategic Planning of UNESCO, Mr. Hans d’Orville, and Ms. Mehri Madarshahi were invited to visit ICHEI and offer consulting services to devise its long-term strategic plan.
From March 19 to 23, 2017, the Delegation of Cambodia Development Resource Institute(CDRI) visited International Centre for Higher Education Innovation(ICHEI). Director of ICHEI, Prof. LI Ming, and Director of CDRI, Dr. Chhem Rethy, signed the Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of both parties.
During 20-28 February, 2017, UNESCO-ICHEI Delegation visited Ministry of (Higher) Education and partner universities in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Egypt and established long-term strategic partnership, which laid concrete foundation for ICHEI’s Digital Education Link Programme.
On March 1st, 2017, Prof. Dr. Waqar Mahmood, Director of Huawei UET Telecom and IT Centre, from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore visited ICHEI.
On January 5th, 2017, the “Africa Higher Education Innovation Development and Project Cooperation Seminar” was held at the Southern University of Science and Technology, located in Shenzhen, China. The seminar was organized by UNESCO-ICHEI and was attended by several top-level experts.
On 12 November 2016, the first governing board of ICHEI meet in Shenzhen for the inaugural meeting. Hosted by Ms WU Yihuan, the Chair of the governing board, the board members validated the Charter of ICHEI and approved its work plan from 2016 to 2018.