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BUCEA and Syracuse University hold online cooperative meeting

On February 11, BUCEA and Syracuse University held an online cooperative meeting. The meeting was attended by Vice President LI Aiqun of BUCEA, Vice President John LIU of Syracuse University and relevant personnel and presided over by JIANG Jie, Executive Dean of the International Development Research Institute (School of International Education) of BUCEA.


At the beginning, LI Aiqun thanked John LIU for his strong support for the cooperation between the two universities, and gave a brief introduction of the history and characteristics of BUCEA since its establishment 115 years ago. He said that BUCEA has attached great importance to internationalization efforts. Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the past two years, relevant work has still been progressing. LI expressed his sincere wish to establish a normalized exchange and cooperation mechanism with Syracuse University, where the two sides can work out a cooperation plan which makes the best use of their complementary advantages to gain mutual benefits and win-win results, thus contributing to the high-quality development of both sides in fields such as big structures, big data, and smart and green construction.

John LIU said that the general trend of China-US international education cooperation in the post-pandemic era will remain unchanged. He looked forward to seeing the two universities actively explore an all-round, multilevel, and diversified cooperation model in the post-pandemic era. The two sides should clearly define their development goals and give full play to their disciplinary advantages and characteristics, starting from joint student training programs, such as “3+2”, “2+2”. Hopefully, the two universities will further strengthen their cooperative ties in student exchange, mutual visits of faculties, and research cooperation, etc., and more fruitful results will be brought soon.

Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a world-renowned private research university located in Syracuse, New York, USA. Many of its schools and colleges are ranking among the best across the US, with outstanding achievements and great influence in their respective fields, such as the School of Architecture, School of Information Studies, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, College of Visual and Performing Arts, and School of Education. In the 2022 US News Rankings, Syracuse University ranks 59th across the US.