Waterloo International was pleased to have hosted a delegation from the University of the Witswatersrand, Johannesburg on Septemeber 16, 2019. The group of administrators made their first stop at the University of Waterloo to learn best practices in Canadian higher education with the goal of becoming a hub of postgraduate training in Africa. A series of productive discussions with various administrative counterparts from Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, the Registrar's Office and the Student Success office lead to valuable staff connections.
Beginning September 4, 2019, one of the resources available to University of Waterloo members as they prepare for, and execute, international travel, will change. More specifically, the University of Waterloo’s third-party provider, which offers all members real-time information about the safety and security situation in locations around the world, will be the Anvil Group; our association with International SOS will soon end.
Today delegates from Copperbelt University and the Zambian High Commission visited the University of Waterloo. Discussions focused on Academic, Research and Entrepreneurship, in particular the many existing research connections in Applied Health Sciences.
Today the University of Waterloo welcomed a group of delegates from the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE). The group received a presentation and general overview of University of Waterloo academics, research, entreprenuership and experential learning. They participated in a round table discussion on a variety of curriculum development and teaching methodologies and met with Alumni from CUFE.
On the morning of July 29, 2019, Dr. Jim Rush, Vice-President Academic and Provost met with Dr. Qikun Xue, Vice-President of Research from Tsinghua University. The two VPs talked and reviewed the various collaborations between our two universities. The meeting strengthened our existing relationship and helps to further our collaborations to a new level.
June was a busy month for Waterloo International, as we hosted a number of delegations from around the world. Our visitors came to us from, among other locations, Brazil, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Switzerland. We were delighted to receive them, to share with them some of the University of Waterloo’s experiences and activities in research, learning, and service, and to hear from them about their achievements and priorities. A photo from the visit of University of Bordeaux President Manuel Tunon de Lara and his team – from June 10th – appears below.
The University of Waterloo welcomed delegates from Taiwan on Thursday, May 2, 2019. The visit highlighted potential future collaboration, entrepreneurship as well as inbound and outbound opportunities for graduate students.