The First Group of Trainees on Improving the Development and Administration of a High-level University Returned from America

2010-12-03

Jointly organized by International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) and Association of University of Asia and the Pacific (AUPU), the grand and official “International Forum on Higher Education” was held by Henan University, in Kaifeng on the morning of September 24th. Presidents, experts and scholars at home and abroad in 40-odd renowned universities from 17 countries and regions held discussions on the development of higher education, revolving around the theme of “Cooperating in innovation and Sharing the future”. Xu Jichao, Vice Governor of the People's Government of Henan Province; Neal King, Chairman of IAUP and Toyoshi Satow, Chairman-designate of IAUP; Prasart Suebka, Chairman of AUAP and Ruben C.Umaly, the Secretary-General; Lou Yuangong, President of Henan University and Song Chunpeng, Vice President of Henan university; Xia Bing, the Department Chief in science, education, culture and health of State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs and the Vice Department Chief Lei Fengyun attended the Forum.

On behalf of Henan University, President Lou Yuangong extended the warmest welcome to all the guests present and gave a brief introduction about the development of the university nowadays. Upon that, Neal King and Prasart Suebka respectively expressed their warm congratulations to the 100th Anniversary of Henan University.

Taking the opportunity, Xia Bing hoped that all the members participating in the Forum can co-explore in discipline construction such topics as the reform of the education system and the introduction of Doctors from overseas. He also expressed the wish that the guests present propose constructive ideas for China’s Reform and Opening-up as well as the innovation of higher education.

As representative of People’s Government of Henan Province, Xu Jichao welcomed all the guests, and then concisely introduced the current development of Henan Province and the history of Henan University.

In the following three keynote speeches, President Lou Yuangong of Henan University, President Kakha Shengelia of Caucasus University in Georgia, Vice-President Datuk Noor Azlan of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), and President Garmen Lamagna of American International University-Bangladesh’s branch campus; the former Chairman Wibisono Hardjopranoto of AUAP; Wang Zhuojun, the secretary of the Party committee of Suzhou University; President Fernando Leon Garcia from CETYS in Mexico; President F.King Alexander of California State University, Long Beach; Lei Fengyun, the Vice Department Chief in science, education, culture and health of State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, all attended the meeting and discussed and exchanged ideas in many aspects such as cooperation, talent training, school development, etc.