Delegations respectively led by Dr. Gregory Dell’ Omo, President of Rider University, USA, Dr. Frank E.P. Dievernich, President of Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and Dr. Kari Ristimaki, President of Centria University of Applied Sciences, Finland, participated in the Sanda University 25th Anniversary Celebration. The presidents and delegates spoke very highly of the achievements that Sanda University had made for the past 25 years, and expressed their full confidence and expectation for their further cooperation with Sanda in the days to come.
The president of Varna Free University, Bulgaria was unable to attend the celebration owing to health reasons, but she sent a congratulatory letter to Sanda to specifically mark the occasion as the following:
Prof. Jin Li, President and Dr. Qiaoping Jia, Vice President of Sanda University met with the presidents of three universities respectively, reviewing with them the brief account of Sanda’s cooperation with them in recent years and putting forward their thoughts concerning Sanda’s international cooperation and academic exchange for the future.
Dr. Kari Ristimaki, President of Centria University of Applied Sciences, Finland, and Dr. Jin Li, President of Sanda University signed the cooperative agreement between the two universities and the agreement concerning a dual degree undergraduate program for students. Dr. Kari Ristimaki also discussed and explored with Dr. Yan Xu, Dean of School of International Medical Technology the possibility of setting up a cooperative program in nursing between the two universities.
The delegates from Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany, wish to work with Sanda University on setting up a cooperative dual-degree program for students in the field of Information Technology, based on its existing cooperative program in International Business.
Rider University and Sanda University enjoy a 15-year long history of international cooperation in the field of International Economy and Trade.Therefore, both sides propose the establishment of Alumni Association of Sanda University – Rider University Branch and Alumni Association of Rider University – Sanda University Branch.
The delegates from the three universities participate, with high spirit and interest, at the Sanda University 25th Anniversary Celebration and President International Forum, visited Sanda Museum of University History, watched performance of dragon dance and archery, as well as attend the Foreign-China Chorus Concert by Shanghai Opera House.
The theme of the President International Forum is: “Modern Universities of Applied Sciences and Talented Cultivation” The president of Rider University, USA, reviewed the 15-year history of cooperation between Rider and Sanda under the title of “A Successful Model between two Universities that Enhances Talent Cultivation”, introducing the audience to the successful experience in jointly nurturing talented students by the two universities. Dr. Frank E.P. Dievernich, President of Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany, made an introductory speech on “The Characteristics and Current Challenges of Universities of Applied Sciences in Hesse, Germany.” Dr. Kari Ristimaki, President of Finland Centria University of Applied Sciences, made a speech under the title of “Modern Universities of Applied Sciences and Talent Cultivation Management of Applied Sciences of Finland ”, introducing to the status quo of the universities of applied sciences in Finland. The entire forum was overwhelmed with warm atmosphere with participants very enthusiastic in participation.The forum was presided over by Prof. Weiguo Feng, Vice President of Sanda University. Prof. Jin Li of Sanda University, the president of Zhejiang Shuren University and the president of Shanghai Institute of Technology also made wonderful speeches at the forum.