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Indian University President Delegation Visiting Southwest Jiaotong University

2019/11/06

On the morning of October 21, 2019, Dr. (Mrs.) Pankaj Mittal, Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities, led a delegation comprised of presidents of six Indian universities to visit Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU). Dr. Yang Dan, President of SWJTU, and Mr. Yao Faming, Vice President met the visiting delegation and hosted a symposium.

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At the symposium, Dr. Yang Dan first expressed his sincere welcome to the delegation and delivered a welcome speech in English. He pointed out that the importance of humanities exchanges between China and India is particularly important. Next year will be the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and India. This is a good opportunity for the two countries to carry out broader and deeper cultural exchanges. Higher education cooperation is an approach of cultural exchanges, a stabilizer and booster for enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries. Dr. Yang proposed to build a platform for exchanges and cooperation, actively promote the teaching of Chinese and Hindi language, and establish national research centers mutually. He sincerely hopes that with the joint efforts of the universities of China and India, the cultural exchanges between China and India can take advantage of the momentum and usher in a new round of development

Following Dr. Yang’s speech, Dr. Pankaj Mittal delivered her speech on behalf of the delegation. She strongly endorsed Dr. Yang’s proposal for cooperation between the two countries, and expressed her amazement at the high standards, the number and the scale of the scientific research laboratories of SWJTU. She pointed out that the universities in which the members of the delegation are working with have been cooperating closely with China. She hopes that the universities in China and India will strengthen exchanges, actively respond to the call of the leaders of China and India, continuously promote the development of exchanges between the two countries, and enhance the friendship between the two peoples.

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At the meeting, Mr. Ren Xinhong, Chief of the International Cooperation and Exchange Division of SWJTU, gave a detailed introduction to the university. In the free communication session, the delegates expressed their sincere admiration for SWJTU’s long history and the outstanding achievements in the field of rail transit, and looked forward to the close academic exchanges and cooperation with SWJTU in the future.

Before the meeting, the delegation of Indian universities visited the state-level key laboratory of traction power and the key laboratory of traffic tunnel engineering of the Ministry of Education. From SWJTU side, representatives from the Party and Administrative Affairs Office, the International Cooperation and Exchange Division, the Academic Affairs Office, the Graduate School, the Science and Technology and Development Research Institute, and the relevant directors of the School of Distance and Continuing Education attended the symposium.

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