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SSPU Delegation Visit Universities in Finland and Belgium

March 1, 2019 | International Office


From Feb. 17 to 24, SSPU delegation headed by Vice President Xu Yufa visited Savonia University of Applied Sciences (Savonia UAS), Finland, and HELMO University of Applied Sciences (HELMO), Belgium. The delegation participated in the International Week of Savonia UAS, and had discussions on further student exchange, teacher mobility, and joint scientific research with the two universities.


From Feb. 18 to 20, the delegation, together with 78 representatives from 24 countries, attended International Week of Savonia UAS themed bythe Concept and Practice of Co-Creation. The activities included the opening ceremony, thematic reports, workshop about new campus construction, etc. During the visit, President Mervi Vidgren and Vice President Mikko Vuoristo of Savonia UAS, met with SSPU delegation. The two sides discussed some common interests such as the recent development of two universities, current cooperation and future plan, and reached certain consensus on fully implement the comprehensive strategic collaboration with each other. The delegation also met with heads and teachers of School of Arts and had a conversation about the joint scientific research with SSPU Art Education Center, and the in-depth cooperation in the field of Art and Design. In addition, SSPU representatives visited Savonia UAS’s new campus and laboratories of Environmental Engineering, and met with SSPU overseas excellent experts Prof. Virpi Laukkanen and Prof. Eero Antikainen and exchange students as well.



On Feb. 22, SSPU delegation visited HELMO and met with Etienne Sottiaux, Vice President of HELMO, heads and professors of Department of Economics and Department of Engineering, and teachers related to International Affairs. The two sides briefly introduced the basic information, program setting and international cooperation of their university, exchanged ideas on the internship program of HELMO students coming to Shanghai, and discussed the collaboration on student exchange, teacher mobility, overseas excellent expert program, joint research, etc. in respect to programs such as Engineering, Economics and Management. The delegation also visited laboratories of Department of Engineering. 



Heads of International Office, Assets and Laboratory Management Office and School of International Exchange, and teachers of College of Engineering and College of International Vocational Education were in the delegation.