The delegation of Inner Mongolia autonomous region (China) visited ISU on July 23. The main purpose of this visit was to discuss the steps toward further cooperation with ISU’s representatives.
Members of the Chinese delegation: head of Inner Mongolia University Council Zhu Bingwen, Medicine University rector Du Maolin, 4th Secretariat head at the Inner Mongolia autonomous region government Sun Lijian, hi-tech department head at the Inner Mongolia autonomous region government Chi Bo, and the representative of the Russian-Chinese Fund for Culture and Education Development Cui Shan.
The Vice rector for science and international affairs, professor Alexander Schmidt presented information about history, structure and key activities of Irkutsk State University. Alexander Schmidt emphasized such advantages of ISU as high science citation index, the principle of openness in educational and research activities, and the focus on research areas taking into account the unique geographical location of the region.
Zhu Bingwen briefly told about history, specific features of Inner Mongolia University, and programs that could be the basis for partnership between Universities. He also expressed confidence in the fact that ISU an Inner Mongolia University have great prospects to advance student and staff academic mobility, introduce joint educational programs and research projects.
The dean of philology and journalism faculty Marina Tashlykova suggested developing joint educational programs targeted at training journalists specializing in Asian region as well as introducing a bachelor program in Mongolian language and culture.
Both ISU and Inner Mongolia University’s representatives agreed that the meeting is to be a new impulse for developing cooperation between ISU and Inner Mongolia University.
Established in 1957, Inner Mongolia University (China) is the largest educational institution in Inner Mongolia region. The University is aimed at training students in such disciplines as philology, literature, history, management, art criticism, etc. The number of students at different levels of studying amounts to more than 30 000 people including over 600 foreigners.