Xu Baojie Meet with St. Thomas University Delegation

By Fri, 09 Dec 2016 GMT


Beijing, 8th December, 2016 (BISTU)--- Vice President Xu Baojie meets with Dr. Chen Siqi, Chief Vice President of Saint Thomas University and both universities explores future academic and research cooperation.  

Xu Baojie extends warmest welcome to the delegation led by Dr. Chen Siqi and introduces BISTU. He points out that internationalization is a key objective of education at BISTU. We hope that internationalized education broadens studentsí» horizon, boosts understanding of other cultures and nations, enhances team spirit, and improve personal competence. íí 

Dr. Chen Siqi extends greetings from Julie H. Sullivan, President of Saint Thomas University, and offers an introduction to the University. Particularly, he talks about some features and strengths of St. Thomas University, including small size classes, equal tuition fees between domestic and international students, free of charge for extra credits so as to encourage capable students to learn more, 8 hours per week after-class academic tutorial, etc.  

BISTU Dean of School of Information Management Li Chen introduces in detail the planning of faculty and student exchange at the School. And both parties communicate and exchange ideas on the coming long and short term exchange projects, faculty exchanges, etc., and reach consensus on future cooperation.  

St. Thomas University was established in 1961, a private university aiming at nurturing leadership oriented talents. It has a student body of 5800, including 2000 postgraduate students. Now the University has seven colleges, such as College of Arts and Sciences, Opus College of Business, School of Engineering, School of Law, etc., which offers over 50 undergraduate, master, and doctoral programs. In the latest U.S. News & World Report university ranking, St. Thomas University ranks 58th among over 700 universities in 11 states of Southern US. And its campus for many times has been evaluated as í░the most beautiful and safestí▒ by US media.  

The meeting and talk is also attended by Dr. Lu Jing, Director of International Cooperation Department and Vice Dean of School of Information Management Xu Xiaomin.