On 9 April 2018 a delegation from the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) visited the University of Leeds.
The delegation, led by UIBE Vice President Professor WEN Jun, included representatives from the Business School, School of International Studies, and Career Centre.
- Professor WEN Jun, Vice President, UIBE
- Professor ZHU Xiaoshu, Director of the Department of Business English, UIBE School of International Studies
- Professor WANG Tiedong, Dean of UIBE Business School
- Professor XU Song, Director, UIBE Career Centre
- Professor JIANG Xianling, Provost, UIBE
- Professor LI Yong, Deputy Director, UIBE Career Centre
The Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds (BCI) is a partnership between the University of Leeds and UIBE. Some members of the delegation had visited Leeds for the opening of the BCI five years ago, and for others this was their first visit to the University.
After an update on recent BCI activities at the Confucius Institute offices, the group enjoyed a campus tour in the sunshine, passing through the Great Hall and Parkinson Court.
This was followed by a meeting in University House with representatives from the Business School, International Office, and Careers Office. During this discussion, which was chaired by BCI Executive Director Dr Giles Blackburne, participants were able to introduce their work and consider opportunities for future collaboration.
University of Leeds representatives
- Professor Peter Moizer, Dean, Leeds University Business School
- Jane Campbell, Head of Student Careers, University of Leeds
- Marc Steward, Faculty Consultant, Student Careers, University of Leeds
- Julia Wang, International Office, Leeds University
- Hongwei Yan, BCI Director
- Giles Blackburne, BCI Executive Director
The meeting took place in English and Chinese, with interpreting provided by University of Leeds alumnus Faruk Mardan.
Established in 1951, UIBE is home to a huge international population of more than 3000 students from over 120 different countries. The university offers nearly 40 different majors to overseas students, more than 10 of which are taught entirely in English. UIBE specialises in subjects such as economics, business management, international law and foreign (business) languages.