Hengshui University and the University of Central Missouri, USA gathered in the cloud to review the history of cooperation, explored the ways for further cooperation, and signed an in-depth cooperation agreement between the two universities on January 5, 2022.
Conference Participants of UCM: Dr. Roger Best, President; Dr. Phillip Bridgmon, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Laurel Hogue, Vice Provost for Online and Learning Engagement; Dr. Drew Burkeybile, Interim Director of Graduate and International Student Services; Dr. Jeffrey Robertson, Dean of the College of Health, Science and Technology; Dr. Xiaodong Yue, Professor, School of Computer Science and Mathematics; Dr. Belinda Copus, Chair of the School of Computer Science and Mathematics; Dr. Scott Lankford, Chair of School of Natural Sciences.
Conference Participants of HSU: President: Dr. Shouzhong Wang; Vice President: Qingxi Song; Vice President: Guangyuan Wang; Vice President for Chinese Foreign Cooperative Educational Programs Management Committee, Wenli He; Vice President for Chinese Foreign Cooperative Education Programs Management Committee: Yinchen Xu; Educational Affairs Office Director: Zhihong An; Dean of School of Mathematics and Computer Science: Hu Li; Executive Dean of School of Mathematics and Computer Science: Jiejing Liu; Executive Dean of School of Life Sciences: Wenjie Zhou; President Office Director: Chao Li; International Cooperation and Exchange Center Director：Yunyan Ma; Other relevant staffs, etc.
President Dr. Shouzhong Wang of HSU delivered his speech with three key words. Gratitude, Cooperation and hope.
HSU and UCM have carried out many friendly online exchanges. The two universities have established a good cooperative relationship and conducted in-depth cooperation and discussion in computer, mathematics, biology and other majors. In particular, the "3 + 1" project of Sino-US cooperative education in mathematics has been successfully approved by the Ministry of Education of China, which shows that the cooperation between the two universities has a good beginning and prospect.
Dr. Roger best, President of UCM, said that central Missouri University attaches great importance to cooperation with Hengshui University. At present, the two universities have established a deep and solid cooperative relationship. The signing of cooperation memorandum will further promote the two sides to broaden cooperation fields, deepen cooperation and friendship, and work together for mutual benefit and win-win results. He looked forward to face-to-face exchanges and cooperation between the two universities after the end of the epidemic.
At the end of the talks, Dr. Wang Shouzhong and Dr. Roger best signed the agreement on education cooperation in the cloud meeting.
With new platform, new starting and new goal, HSU and UCM step on a new journey. It is hoped the two universities cherish the opportunity to learn good experiences from each other, open a new situation in Sino-US cooperative education.