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UK Parliament Delegation Visits Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University

A 13-member delegation of British House of Commons, led by Barry Sheerman, MP and Chairman of Learning and Skill Council of the House of Commons, and composed of experts in various disciplines in the council, visited Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University on June 13. The delegation was shown around the exhibition hall, computer rooms, linguistic lab, electronics lab, and other facilities at the campus, accompanied by officials from Education Department of British Consulate in Shanghai and Prof. Song Yonghua, Executive President of the university. The experts from the delegation also had cordial talks with the students on lab class and inquired into their study and future plans.

The delegation was briefed by Prof. Song Yonghua on the establishment, nature, and operation concept of the school, and then had discussions with the leaders of the university on the investment, management, enrollment, recruitment of staff, and expressed appreciation on the management and teaching concepts of the school.

The delegation also visited the Dushu Lake Higher Education Town, and was given an account of the planning and development prospects by Zhang Xiaoying, Vice-director of Management Office of the higher education town.

June 21, 2007

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