On November 13, Illinois Higher Education Exhibition was held in Shenyang Jianzhu University (SJZU). The exhibition was sponsored by Illinois Department of Commerce, Office of Trade and Investment, China Representative Office in the Government of Illinois, Liaoning International Exchange Association, and it was held by the International Exchange & Cooperation Department of SJZU. Representatives from nine famous American universities, including Governors State University in Illinois and Illinois State University, attended the exhibition.
President Yan Weidong and Vice -President Li Yupeng met with Mrs. Margo Markopoulos, Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce, Office of Trade and Investment, Ma Hongxia, Chief Representative of Chinese Representative Office in the Government of Illinois, Song Shufang, Secretary General of Liaoning International Exchange Association, and representatives from colleges and universities in Illinois. The heads of the School of Foreign Languages and the International Exchange & Cooperation Department attended the meeting.
Yan Weidong made a brief introduction to the guests about the international exchange and cooperation work in SJZU, hoping that SJZU can establish friendly and cooperative relations with the visiting American colleges and universities. The cooperation between SJZU and American universities has laid a solid foundation for the exchanges between the two cities, as well as enhanced the exchanges of academy and culture between China and the United States.
Director Margo Markopoulos thanked SJZU for its strong support for this education exhibition and said that they attach great importance to the cooperation between SJZU and the Universities in Illinois. She hopes that the two sides will have more in-depth cooperation on the internationalization of education and strive to enhance cooperation on education and cultural exchanges between China and the U.S.
As the only university visited by the U.S. delegation during their visit to Liaoning, SJZU made careful and thoughtful arrangements for the Illinois Higher Education Exhibition, which is highly appreciated by the U.S. delegation and relevant departments of the Liaoning Provincial Government. While holding this education exhibition, SJZU provided the latest information on overseas exchanges for teachers and students and arouses their enthusiasm for international exchanges.