L-R: Wen Xiuying, Jin Xu, Ruth Moir, Si Bingjun description of this image

中国驻英使馆公使衔商务参赞金旭一行访问苏格兰商务与交流孔子学院

Minister Counsellor Jin Xu Visited Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication

  518日,中国驻英国大使馆公使衔商务参赞金旭先生一行访问了苏格兰商务与交流孔子学院。  

  赫瑞瓦特大学校长助理、孔子学院理事会理事鲁斯·莫伊尔(Ruth Moir)女士向客人介绍了赫瑞瓦特大学以及孔子学院的建校、建院历史及发展战略,并希望能够在使馆商务处的帮助下,以孔子学院为平台,加强与中国驻英国及中国国内企业在科学研究、人员培训等领域的合作与交流。           

  金旭先生对莫伊尔女士的热情接待表示感谢,对赫瑞瓦特大学在精算、能源、口译等领域取得的国际声誉表示祝贺。他说,目前中国有400多家企业在英国设有机构,他们非常愿意与包括赫瑞瓦特大学在内的当地大学展开合作,比如校企合作研究、为瓦特的学生提供实习机会、由孔子学院为中国企业驻苏格兰机构的英方工作人员进行汉语培训,等等。他认为苏格兰商务与交流孔子学院作为苏格兰地区唯一的一所商务孔院,一定能够在中苏商务合作与交流中做出应有的贡献。  

  随后,陪同金旭先生访问的中国石油国际事业(伦敦)有限公司总经理司丙军先生从中国能源、可再生能源、人员培训、高科技材料四个方面阐述了双方合作的前景,并对赫瑞瓦特大学在石油工程专业在英国首屈一指的地位表示赞赏。            

  会谈结束后,金旭先生一行参观了赫瑞瓦特大学机器人技术实验室,并在最后挥毫为孔子学院留言,祝孔子学院“奋飞”。 

 

On 18th May 2015, Jin Xu, Minister Counsellor for Economic and Commercial of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the UK, and his party visited the Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication (SCIBC).

Ruth Moir, the Assistant Principal of Heriot-Watt University and Director of the Advisory Board of SCIBC, briefed on the history and development strategy of HWU and SCIBC. She hoped that HWU and Chinese enterprises in Scotland, with the assistance of the Minister Counsellor and his party, could establish close links for both scientific research and business communication. Afterwards Professor M. Mercedes Maroto-Valer introduced the guests the Energy Academy and the status quo of their collaboration with Chinese enterprises.

Mr. Jin expressed his heart-felt thanks for Ruth Moir's warm welcome and congratulations on HWU's international reputation for her achievements in Actuary, Energy Engineering, Interpreting, etc. It boasts of more than 400 Chinese enterprises in the UK now, he said. They are willing to set up close links with local universities, including HWU, in such areas as academic research, internship for students, language or other subject trainings, etc. He believed that SCIBC, as the only business CI in Scotland, would undoubtedly make its due contributions to the Scotland-China business cooperation and communication.

Introduced by Minister Counsellor, Si Bingjun, the Managing Director of PetroChina International (London) Co., Ltd.and Chairman of the Chinese Enterprise Association of Britain, elaborated the prospects of cooperation from four aspects, namely renewables and energy industry, research projects, trainings, and high tech materials.  

The afterward discussion focused on the opportunities for furthering university-industry links in specific areas of research, as well as capacity building through postgraduate and CPD programmes. Professor Xiuying Wen, Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Profesor Dorrik Stow and Tony Weir were involved in presentations and discussions about the University, the Confucius Institute, the Energy Academy and other areas of research, teaching and collaboration with industry.  

After the discussion, the Minister Counsellor and his party visited the Robotics Laboratory of HWU, led by Professor Nick Taylor, from the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Deputy Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics. 

Before his departure, Mr.Jin Xu wrote down his best wishes for SCIBC.

 

 Assistant Principal Ruth Moir Briefing on the Development Strategy of HWU 

Hosts and Guests Discussing the Possible Areas for Collaboration

 Minister Counsellor Jin Xu Visiting the Interaction Lab 

Minister Counsellor Jin Xu Inscribing for CI

Hanban Mandarin Teacher Zhai Li Performing Tea Ceremony for Hosts and Guests