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University of Leicester President and Delegation Visit KUST

University of Leicester (UoL) President Professor Paul Boyle and delegation visited Kunming University of Science andTechnology on August 18, 2016.


Before visiting KUST campus, Mr. CHENG Hao,Yunnan Provincial Governor met with President Boyle and the delegation in theprevious day, and had a friendly and constructive talk.


“Throughthe trilateral collaboration by Kunming University of Science and Technology, Universityof Leicester, and Yunnan Metropolitan Construction Investment Group Co., Ltd(YMCI), the level of education and research of Yunnan province would be promoted,the internationalization and positive influence of higher education in Yunnanwould be enhanced. The provincial government will fully support this initiative,and also seek for cooperation in other areas”, CHEN Hao Said.

Professor PENG Jinhui, President of KunmingUniversity of Science and Technology, signed an MOU with President Boyle duringthe visit, to establish academic cooperative relations between UoL and KUST,for promoting exchange and cooperation in teaching, research, technologytransfer etc.


The University of Leicester, KUST, and YMCIhave agreed on an initiative to jointly establish an international jointventure university in Kunming, through a joint application to the ChineseMinistry of Education. Two vice presidents of UoL visited KUST and YMCI successivelyearlier this year in May and July, the 3 parties discussed the joint initiativeand reached concensus before the visit of the UoL president.