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Dublin City University Delegation visit Electronic Information School

Author:Administrator Source:website Time:2018-05-24 10:51:42

 Professor Trevor Holmes, who is the vice president of Dublin City University (DCU), led a high-level delegation to our school on May 23rd, which included Prof. Michele Butler (Executive Dean of Faculty of Science and Health), Prof. Padraig O Duibhir (Associate Dean of DCU Institute of Education), Professor Xiaojun Wang, Prof. Iain Mc Menamin, Prof. Diarmuid Torney and Madam Sylvia Schroeder (Director of Asian Affairs Office). Our school’s Associate Dean Prof. Song Li, and Prof. Hongtao Cai expressed their warm welcome. Some representatives of teachers and students attended the meeting as well.
    At the beginning, Associate Dean of EIS, Song Li, briefly introduced basic information of the school. Introductory content covered number of students, achievements in scientific research and the scale of funding for research. Dean Li said she had been deeply impressed by the work ethic and scientific research atmosphere of DCU while she visited the campus in April this year. She looked forward to establishing a good relationship and multi-level cooperation between two schools in terms of personnel training, resource sharing and scientific research.
    Vice president of DCU, Professor Trevor Holmes, described the present situation of the university and its long history of cooperation with Wuhan University. DCU, as a young school with 30 years’ history, is moving ahead steadily, and now it has been ranked among the top universities in the world. Prof. Holmes hoped to establish a good cooperative relationship with EIS in the future and make substantial progress in international exchanges, such as the International Summer School.
    Next, our dean assistant Professor Binbin Ni presented EIS’s development and characteristics through rich graphic materials, as well as the promotion and innovation of School’s international work. After the seminar, Mr Yinbo Xie, deputy director of Teaching and Experiment Center, led the delegation members to visit our school’s scientific research laboratories. He introduced the scale and unique advantages of each laboratory in detail and demonstrated our outstanding scientific research achievements to our visitors.
This exchange facilitated both sides to reach a consensus on long-term cooperation. It has laid a solid foundation for the establishment of an effective all-round cooperation in the near future.

DCU Overview
    DCU is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation. Since admitting its first students in 1980, DCU has grown in both student numbers and size and is now a multi-campus environment in Glasnevin, located just north of Dublin city. In the last nine years, DCU has twice been named by the Sunday Times ‘University of the Year’.
    Over 50,000 students have graduated from DCU and are now playing significant roles in enterprises and businesses globally. DCU is Ireland’s most innovative university, and in 2016 delivered more than 200 programmes to over 16,000 students across its five faculties – Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Health, Engineering and Computing, DCU Business School and the DCU Institute of Education. DCU’s excellence is recognised internationally and it is regularly featured among the world’s top young universities. In the 2016 QS Top 50 Under 50 league table of the top young universities in the world, DCU’s ranking moved up two places to 44th in the world. It is the only Irish university to feature in these rankings which are designed to emphasise the potential and excellence of universities without decades or centuries of established reputation.
Universities are scored on academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, research publications per academic staff, citations per paper, and the international nature of the university (measured in terms of staff and students). (Reported by JIANG, Xinyi)