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University of Twente delegation visit to School of Public Affairs
March 22 ~ 24, the delegation of University of Twente, Netherlands, including Professor Menno de Jong, Associate Prof. Mark van Vuuren, Assistant Prof. Suzanne Janssen, has come to visit School of Public Affairs under the arrangement of USTC international cooperation office. Professor Song Wei, Dean of School of Public Affairs, Chu Jianxun, deputy dean of School of Public Affairs, Liu Yinghua, director of School of Public Affairs international office, joined the reception to discuss the cooperation details of exchange and visiting activities together.

In the beginning, Dean Song gave a warm welcome to the UT delegation. He introduced the historical development, geographical location, subjects layout, and exchanges and cooperation situation of School of Public Affairs. Prof. Song mentioned that the international exchange is an important way to enrich educational form and improve the quality of talent training, hope to have further advance the teachers and students exchange, and promote more areas of exchange and cooperation, and discuss a cooperation framework.¡±

Director Liu Yinghua presented a detailed introduction of school¡¯s creation and development, faculty team building, personnel training, school characteristics, and international exchanges and cooperation. She also expressed the intention for cooperation with University of Twente.

Prof. Menno de Jong introduced the basic information of education and research of University of Twente in detail. He said that two schools have obtained very good results in many areas as scientific research cooperation and students exchange, and when it comes to the future prospects for cooperation, Prof. Menno de Jong would like to promote vigorously on two school¡¯s joint training, exchange and visits, teaching, scientific research cooperation proposals. Especially in terms of student exchanges, he hopes to have more students participate in this program.

Deputy Dean Chu Jianxun said the UT delegation visit provided a good opportunity for our faculty and students to communicate and learn. He hoped the visit would promote further collaborations and development, and produce high quality research achievement, whereafter, the two sides carried on a deep discussion on talent cultivation, teaching and scientific research.

On March 23, Prof. Jong, Dr. Vuuren and Dr. Janssen gave three lectures, focusing on their respective research interest in Building 5303. Deputy Dean, Prof. Chu chaired the lecture.

Prof. Jong¡¯s lecture was entitled ¡°Bridging and Bonding¡ª¡ªConnecting Communication Science with Design, Organization, and Technology¡±. He elaborated on communication and its evolution, communication and design, communication and organization, corporate social responsibility, communication and science, and so on.

Dr. Mark talked on ¡°Professionals and Their Technologies¡±. He firstly explained the cause of science and technology innovation, how interactive communicates functions, and technical problems from the aspect of theory. Then he gave a vivid supplementary analysis through a case study.

Entitled ¡°Technology at Work: Opportunities and Threats¡±, Dr. Janssen discussed the effect of future science and technology on works. Through case analysis, she explained the definition of competence, relatedness and autonomy, and further clarified that people should reconsider the importance?of basic demand satisfaction under the background of new technology at work.

In Q&A session, the international students from countries along the ¡°One Belt, One Road¡± had a vibrant discussion with the three professors from University of Twente. Their active attitude and learning enthusiasm deeply impressed the professors.

The School of Public Affairs attaches great importance to international exchanges and cooperation. The School makes full use of the international education resources, expands the breadth and depth of international cooperation and successively makes a series of education achievements. The visit of UT delegation plays a positive role in promoting PAS¡¯ internationalization and the development of international education.

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