From March 19th to 25th, the delegation of Manchester Metropolitan Joint Institute and representatives of Materials Science and Engineering, Electronic Information Engineering and Software Engineering visited Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom for academic exchanges to deepen the cooperation in talents training, scientific research and faculty development.
Jenny Watling, Vice Chancellor for International Affairs and Andy Gibson, Vice Chancellor for Science and Engineering of Manchester Metropolitan University, welcomed the delegation cordially. Jenny Watling said that the visit was important for both universities based on our shared commitment to ensure high-quality education for students of the Joint Institute. It was also an opportunity for us to show our campus environment and strengthen our collaboration with Hubei University. And we are glad to see both sides working together to deepen our collaborations in education and academic research.
Manchester Metropolitan University’s undergraduate education, widely recognized by the society, wins the TEF Silver (Teaching Excellence Framework). The three majors jointly offered with Hubei University have all passed the professional accreditation in the UK, and the graduates of the three majors are popular in job hunting. The delegation experienced students’ learning process and inspected the teaching equipment and environment in classrooms and professional laboratories. It learned about the simple, efficient and professional laboratory management model and discussed how to enhance students’ independent learning and practical problem-solving abilities. In addition, it also learned about the organization and operation mode of students’ Formula team and observed the extracurricular classroom for students to develop their teamwork and leadership skills.
The delegation also had academic exchanges with the heads of the Center for Advanced Computational Science, Smart Manufacturing and Industrial Research Team, and Advanced Materials and Surface Engineering Research Center of the Department of Science and Engineering of Manchester Metropolitan University and visited the corresponding research laboratories to share resources in potential areas of research cooperation, which prepared for further inter-university research cooperation.