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Deputy Vice Chancellor for Global Engagement visits alumni and partners in China

26 April 2016

Alex Hughes and Weihe Zhong

Deputy Vice Chancellor for Global Engagement Professor Alexandra Hughes recently visited China and Hong Kong, as part of our University’s continuing relationship with overseas partners.

Westminster Business School Director of Internationalisation Mr Jonathan Pike, International Director from our Westminster School of Media Arts and Design Mr Geoffrey Davies, and East Asia Regional Manager Ms Vicky Li-Ong were part of the visit. They were joined by staff from our China Office.

The whistle stop tour visited Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Beijing. In Guangzhou, the delegation met Westminster alumnus Weihe Zhong, now President of the Guang Dong University of Foreign Studies. He emphasised the importance of the partnership between the two institutions and looked forward to further collaboration.

The trip included alumni meetings and lively alumni events in Beijing and Hong Kong, supported by Laura Garman and Alyssa Martin from our alumni team. Professor Hughes also signed an Exchange Agreement with Tianjin Foreign Studies University during her visit to Beijing.

Finally, Professor Hughes visited the Beijing Foreign Studies University to take forward collaborative activity with the Westminster Business School and the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design.

Internationalisation is central to the University’s strategic vision and identity. We have extensive connections with universities and industries throughout the world and our global engagement strategy seeks to strengthen and deepen those connections ever further. Our international partnerships support the development of our academic and research portfolios. Experiences that enable our staff and students to operate in an increasingly interconnected, internationalised world are key to our approach.

Find out more about The Global Engagement Strategy at the University of Westminster.

Alex Hughes signing an exchange agreement with Tianjin Foreign Studies University
Alex Hughes signing an exchange agreement with Tianjin Foreign Studies University

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