The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) delegation led by Mr. Tim Steele, Vice President for International Strategy and Partnerships paid a visit to Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU) on March 15. The delegation was warmly received by SZTU President Ruan Shuangchen, Vice President Xu Gang, and Heads of related departments.
The UCLan delegation visits SZTU. [Photo by SZTU Publicity Office]
Prof. Ruan said that SZTU was listed as a key construction project in the “13th Five-Year Plan” university establishment in Guangdong Province. He also noted that all staff of SZTU have been devoting themselves to creating a world-class, advanced and international university of applied sciences. SZTU strives to cultivate high-quality applied talents with the spirit of craftsman and innovation capacity, such as advanced engineers and designers with an international view, Prof. Ruan pointed out at the meeting. It is worth mentioning that Prof. Xu Gang and Mr. Steele signed a MOU, in which SZTU and UCLan agree to cooperate in the field of staff and student exchanges, joint teaching programs and etc.
Mr. Tim Steele gives a brief introduction to UCLan. [Photo by SZTU Publicity Office]
Mr. Steele expressed gratitude to the warm welcome and hospitality from SZTU. UCLan is one of the leading university in China-UK educational cooperation with various programs and partner universities in China, Mr. Steele said. He believes the partnership between SZTU and UCLan will be flourishing and that the MOU signed between two universities is an important step in deepening mutually beneficial cooperation in the near future.
SZTU signs a MOU with UCLan. [Photo by SZTU Publicity Office]
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a public university located in the city of Preston, Lancashire, England. Today the University is one of the UK’s largest with a student and staff community approaching 38,000. UCLan has academic partners in all regions of the globe and it is on a world stage that the first class quality of its education was first recognized. In 2010, the University became the first UK modern Higher Education institution to appear in the QS World University Rankings. In 2018, the Centre for World University Rankings estimated Central Lancashire to be in the top 3.7 percent of all worldwide universities, highlighting the progress the institution has made in providing students with real-world learning experiences.