On the afternoon of 13 March, SUIBE Vice President Nie Qing met with Ms. Aileen Murray, Vice Consul of the Consulate General of Ireland in Shanghai, and visitors from four Irish universities, including University of Limerick (UL), Mary Immaculate College (MIC, a college of education and liberal arts academically linked to theUniversity of Limerick),Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), and Dublin City University (DCU). Ms. Zou Nannan, SUIBE Director of International Exchange Office, and Professor Feng Jianmin, Director of the Center for Irish Studies at SUIBE, attended the meeting.
During the talks, Vice President Nie thanked the Consulate General of Ireland in Shanghai for promoting cooperation between Chinese and Irish universities, and in particular, appreciated Ms. Aileen Murray’s presence at the meeting. Vice President Nienoted that SUIBE had already established good cooperation with a number of universities in Ireland and that SUIBE would continue to strengthen and expand cooperation with more universities in Ireland. The representatives from the four Irish universities briefed the SUIBE side on the current situation and special programs tailored to Chinese universities and students. Ms. Zou provided an introduction to SUIBE to the Irish guests. The two sides also discussed potential ways and areas of academic collaboration.
The four universities visiting SUIBEare all leading higher education institutions in Ireland. The University of Limerick(UL) is among the seven national institutes of higher education in Ireland and has entered into strategic alliance with universities both in Ireland and abroad. Its Kemmy Business School is among the ten best business schools in Europe and Its Mary Immaculate College is a top college in education and arts.