In response to the invitations from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, University Utara Malaysia, Rangsit University, Naresuan University and Chalermkwansatree School of Phitsanulok Province, Vice President Ouyang Kang led a delegation to visit the above four universities and a key provincial high school during Nov. 23rd to Nov. 30th along with Prof. Yuan Honglin（Dean of Graduate School of JUFE）,Prof. Zou Yanfen（Vice Dean of School of Business Administration of JUFE）and Dr. Huang Xianming（Vice Dean of School of International Trade and Economics of JUFE）as members of the delegation.
On the afternoon of Nov. 23rd, the delegation arrived at Sungai Long Campus of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. Prof.Ewe Hong Tat (Vice President of Internationalization & Academic Development), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lai Soon Onn (Deputy Director of Division of Community and International Networking), Dr. Sia Bee Chuan (Director of Institute of Postgraduate Studies & Research), Prof. Xie Bikai (Dean of Faculty of Accountancy and Management), Dr.Foo Meow Yee (Dean of Faculty of Business and Finance) warmly received the delegation.
Prof. Ewe Hong Tat sincerely welcomed the delegation and introduced the past achievements, present status and future plans of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman through a video while expressing a strong willing to conduct exchanges and cooperation with JUFE. Vice President Ouyang Kang spoke highly of the achievements obtained by Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman in the past 12 short years, introduced the history and discipline development of JUFE, laid stress on JUFE’s achievements on international cooperation and exchanged ideas on educational cooperation in Southeast Regions, especially in undergraduate “2+2” dual degrees program, free tuition student exchange program, overseas MIB and MBA schooling and teacher exchanges under the framework of “One Belt, One Road” with the other party. Both sides agreed to send students to participate in each other’s summer/winter camps, jointly develop undergraduate video teaching, expand teacher exchanges and enhance cooperation in MBA, MIB & DBA programs. The delegation then took a tour of the library, multi-functional classrooms and students’ activities room in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman.
On Nov. 26th, the delegation arrived at University Utara Malaysia and was warmly greeted. The host party of University Utara Malaysia guided the delegation to the Reception Center to introduce the history, campus environment and the economic and social status of the area where the university is located. After the introduction, Prof. Dr. Yusnidah Bt Ibrahim (Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic and International Affairs) met with the delegation at Chancellor’s Office. Vice President Ouyang and Vice Chancellor Ibrahim exchanged views on many fields including the free tuition student exchange program, overseas MIB and MBA schooling, teacher exchanges and “Belt and Road Research Institute” between the two universities. Both parties agreed to sign a LOI to deepen their cooperation.
Mohd Khairy Mukhtaruddin (Assistant Director of Centre For International Affairs & Cooperation), Dr. Subramaniam Sriramalu (Deputy Dean of Academic and International Affairs at Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business), Dr. Francis Chuah Chin Wei of Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business, Dr. Hijattulah Abdul Jabbar of Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy and Dr. Tan Fee Yean of School of Business Management communicated intensively with the delegation at Centre for International Affairs & Cooperation (CIAC) . Both parties introduced their basic information and educational features respectively and discussed serval matters including students’ short-term visit and business internship, teachers’ exchange programs and teacher’s visiting scholar programs. In addition, they shared ideas on student exchanges, summer vacation programs, MBA, DBA, setting up joint research institution and course development. Both sides agreed to invite experts from the other university to attend international symposium, co-author articles to publish, choose researchers to cooperate in business administration and international economics and trade studies. Later, both parties will sign a LOI on the above-mentioned matters.
After the meeting, the delegation visited the “Foreign Students’ One Stop Service Center” , Museum of Management History, and Sultanah Bahiyah Library in University Utara Malaysia to have a knowledge of the innovative approaches adopted by University Utara Malaysia in terms of student registration, counseling, visa applying and experience first class facilities along with enormous book volume and considerate academic services.
On 27th Nov., the delegation visited Rangsit University in Thailand. Dr. Sasawan Reunrerng (Assistant to the President for Admission & Guidance), Dr. Kanjanita Suchao (Director of Chinese – Thai Institute of RSU, Dean of International Chinese College), Dr. Zeng Zhixiong (Deputy Director of Chinese – Thai Institute of RSU) and Dr. Zou Yiming (Project Supervisor of Chinese – Thai Institute of RSU) attended the meeting with the delegation.
The two parties emphasized on the matters of the MIB, MBA&DBA cooperation, jointly setting up a “The Belt and Road Research Institute and co-hosting international academic conference. They also discussed other forms of cooperation such as student exchange, teacher exchange, and “2+2” dual diplomas and explored the possibility of setting a JUFE’s Research Center in Rangsit University.
On 29th, Nov., the delegation visited Naresuan University in Thailand and was cordially received. After the campus tour, Prof. Kanchana Ngourungsi (President of Naresuan University), Dr. Piratorn Punyaratabandhu (Vice President of Naresuan University), Prof. Vichayanan Rattanawiboonsom (Dean of School of Business, Economics and Communications), Dr. Dr.Sukij Khorchurklang (Vice-Dean of School of Business, Economics and Communications), Dr. Pawinee Stargell (Vice-Dean of School of Business, Economics and Communications) met with JUFE’s delegation.
President Kanchana Ngourungsi warmly welcomed the delegation and attached importance to enduring and friendly relationship between China & Thailand. He also pointed out that Naresuan University and JUFE had lot in common regarding discipline layout. The visit enhanced the mutual understanding of both universities. He hoped that both universities could fully utilize their own strength and facilitate the amiable relationship between the two universities. During the meeting, President Ouyang introduced the history and discipline development of JUFE, laid stress on JUFE’s achievements on international cooperation and exchanged ideas on actively engaging in education cooperation with Southeast Asia regions under the framework of “The Belt and Road Initiative”. The visit to Naresuan University was very important for JUFE to have a better understanding of Thailand’s universities’ operation methods, management styles and the connection with the rest of Thailand’s society. Other meeting participants from Naresuan University also exchanged views with JUFE’s delegation regarding student exchange, teacher exchange and research project cooperation. After the meeting, the delegation visited the Business Incubation Center, Finance & Securities Simulation Center, Library and Office Building of Business School of Naresuan University. Both sides expressed the visit would boost the mutual trust between the two universities and had laid a solid foundation for further cooperation.
During the visit, the delegation was also invited to attend the 7th BECIC(Business, Economic and Communication) Conference hosted by Naresuan University. During the conference, the delegation actively promoted JUFE and sincerely welcomed the present academics to go to JUFE to conduct academic exchanges. Yuan Honglin had an in-depth discussion with Supachai Panitchpakdi (former Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development, former Director-General of the World Trade Organization, former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand) and invited Mr. Supachai to give a lecture in JUFE.
On 30th, Nov., the delegation visited Chalermkwansatree School of Phitsanulok Province in Thailand. Dr. Phayap Annanin (Headmaster), Jiraporn Amaim (Deputy Headmaster), Athiphat Dechakanit (Supervisor of Foreign Affairs Department), Phatchiraporn Rungjqeng (Supervisor of the Chinese Programs) attended the meeting. Both sides exchanged ideas on setting up JUFE’s overseas student reserve, training teachers from Chalermkwansatree School of Phitsanulok Province and holding summer camp to host students from Chalermkwansatree School of Phitsanulok Province in JUFE. On behalf of Office of International Cooperation and Exchange in JUFE, Yuan Honglin signed a LOI with the school. Huang Xianming held a conference to promote “Study in JUFE” to the students of Chalermkwansatree School of Phitsanulok Province. It was the first time that JUFE had visited an overseas high school and the students of Chalermkwansatree School of Phitsanulok Province showed great interests in studying in JUFE. The visit could, to an extend, attract outstanding students to apply for JUFE’s undergraduate programs and increase JUFE’s number of foreign students from “Belt and Road Initiative” countries.
During the visit in Thailand, the delegation dropped by General Chamber of Commerce of Jiangxi in Thailand. Cai Mingzhi (Chairman), Wang Jingxi (Vice-Chairman). Xia Xiaoqiong (Supervisor of Chinese Students Service Center in Dhonburi Rajabhat University) met with the delegation. The whole trip visiting the universities in Thailand was greatly assisted by the Chamber. Cai Mingzhi introduced the good cooperation momentum in education between China and Thailand and the latest preferential policies about setting up foreign-funded higher educational institutions issued by Thailand’s Government. Speaking of “Belt and Road Initiative”, Cai pointed out that education cooperation was a crucial part of this Initiative. The Chamber would utilize its resources to facilitate the exchange and cooperation between JUFE and universities. Vice-President Ouyang Kang thanked Mr. Cai and the Chamber for the warm reception and the long-lasting efforts from the Chamber to push the cooperation with JUFE. He wished to deepen the cooperation with Thailand’s universities and set up education base in Thailand to truly realize global schooling and nurture future talents for Sino-Thailand cooperation in many fields.
The visits to the four universities and one high school in Malaysia and Thailand built an important platform for JUFE to further conduct international education communication and greatly facilitate JUFE’s strength for international education and academic research.
1. Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) was officially launched on 13 August 2002 as a not-for-profit private university providing affordable quality education. It is established under the UTAR Education Foundation and registered under the Malaysian Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996. Currently, the university has more than 24000 students, 14 schools, 52 academic departments and 28 research centers. UTAR attaches great importance to academic researches. The University currently offers more than 110 academic programs from Foundation Studies to Bachelor's, Master’s, and PhD degrees in the fields of Accounting, Business and Economics, Actuarial Science, Mathematics and Process Management, Agriculture and Food Science, Arts, Social Sciences and Education, Creative Industries and Design, Engineering and Built Environment, Information and Communication Technology, Life and Physical Sciences, and Medicine and Health Sciences.
2. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), which was officially established on 16 February 1984, is the sixth Malaysian public university. It is the only university that was set up to specialize solely in management education from the very beginning of its establishment. There are 13 schools in UUM including School of Business Management, School of Economics, School of Finance and Banking, School of Accountancy. UUM has 30033 students and values the partnership with business enterprises.
3. Rangsit University is founded in 1986. It is a university with 87 undergraduate programs, 36 postgraduate programs and 11 PhD programs, accounting for the greatest number of majors in Thailand’s universities. The College of Medicine and College of Diplomacy and International Studies are the top among their kinds in Malaysia. The university has a International Chinese College which is the first college to use Chinese as the thing language outside the areas Where Chinese is the mother tongue. Rangsit University is also a university with international standards. It has conducted student and teacher exchanges with many prestigious universities in the US, Switzerland, Netherlands and China. Besides, Rang it university any promotes the enrollment of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students from China.
4. Founded in 1990, Naresuan University (NU) is a public university located in Northern Thailand. The university has 66 undergraduate programs,59 postgraduate programs, 11 PhD programs and 16 Colleges including College of Management and Information Technology. College of Education, College of Natural Resources and Environment and School of Science with a total number r of students of more than 26，000. The International Business major of College of Business Administration ranks third among with other public universities with the same major.
5. Chalermkwansatree School of Phitsanulok Province is a women-only high school which ranks high among all high schools in Thailand. The school is well equipped with infrastructures such as distant learning Internet platform, digital education monitoring system, modern multi-media class rooms and physical, chemistry and biological labs. While focusing on teaching textbook knowledge, the school gives emphasis on the all-round development of its students. The school has a broad international horizon by setting up an international department which actively explores new ways to develop international schooling.