SDUT and UWI Holds Video Conference on Exchanges and Cooperation


On the evening of June 28th, a video conference on exchange and cooperation was held between SDUT and the University of the West Indies (UWI) (Cave Hill Campus, Barbados), attended by HU Xingyu, deputy secretary of the Party Committee and president of SDUT, Clive Landis, president of UWI, Winston Moore, the vice president of UWI. And a total of 22 heads from relevant academic schools and departments of the two universities participated in the conference.

Clive Landis introduced the situation of UWI, the current status of cooperation and exchange with China, and the university’s participation in planning the local agricultural science and technology park invested by the governments of China and Pakistan. He expressed his desire to cooperate in related fields.

HU Xingyu introduced the basic situation, disciplines and the school running characteristics, expressed that SDUT attached great importance to the international exchange, hoping that through the exchange and cooperation between the two universities, the two sides can complement each other’s advantages and promote common development. He also proposed to carry out joint training of doctoral students in the fields of the two universities’ advantageous disciplines to advance discipline construction.

The two sides discussed and exchanged views on the cooperation intention. The heads of School of Agricultural Engineering and Food Science, School of Computer Science and Technology and School of Economics of SDUT respectively introduced their situations of talent cultivation, scientific research and international exchanges. The heads of Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies and Shridath Ramphal Centre - Masters in International Trade Policy of UWI introduced the relevant information of the faculties and research centers as well as the interested fields and forms of cooperation.

After in-depth exchanges, both sides agreed to conduct cooperative research in biomass, data science, economic and international trade policies, and policies related to the “Belt and Road” initiative and explore joint doctoral training, teacher-student exchanges, and short-term study programs in related disciplines. The two sides would establish a working group to promote the proposed cooperation into a feasible plan.

UWI is an autonomous regional university supported by 16 English-speaking countries in the Caribbean. Its predecessor was University College London, Jamaica, established in 1948. It is the No. 1 university in the Caribbean and is ranked 401-500 in the 2022 Times World University Rankings. Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, is one of the five campuses of UWI, built in 1963 and located in Barbados. It has seven faculties, including Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Humanities and Education, Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts, and Faculty of Sport.

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