Leaders from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) gathered in Waterloo today to discuss Waterloo’s challenges and interests in international education and how the ACU can help promote and support excellence in higher education, including mobility programs, and to connect with the Human Resources community.
The ACU is the world’s first international university network and U.K. registered charity, and has more than 500 member institutions in more than 50 countries.
Leaders from 12 of the U15 Group of Canadian Research universities gathered in Waterloo recently to discuss issues of common interest related to internationalization in higher education and to explore areas for co-operation.
University of Waterloo leaders were pleased to host the visit of the High Commission of Canada in India to better understand India-focused recruitment, partnership, and innovation priorities for Waterloo.
University of Waterloo leaders were delighted to host a visit of presidents and vice-presidents from 22 universities, two senior officials from the Ministry of Education, and the National Academy of Education Administration (NAEA) as part of an initiative from the NAEA in Beijing for 1,000 university presidents and vice-presidents in north-western China to gain insight and international perspective on overseas university management and operations.
University of Waterloo leaders were pleased to host a visit from the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong to discuss development opportunities for Waterloo in Hong Kong and Macau.
Waterloo’s current connections with Hong Kong include research partnership agreements at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong, student mobility agreements for exchange opportunities with five universities, and co-op employers that provided opportunities to 74 students in 2015/16.
University of Waterloo leaders were pleased to host delegates visiting from Shenzhen Tsinghua University’s Graduate School to discuss general dual degree graduate programs, graduate student exchange, graduate recruitment and management, and job opportunities for graduate students.
The visit also included discussions about specific 1+1+1 dual degree master’s programs with the dean and faculty members from Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment and potential research collaborations in biology focused on stem cell biology, tumour biology, and nano-immune detection technology.