On November 14th, Prof. Sandrine Rui, Vice President, Education, University Life and Citizenship; Prof. Laurent Servant, Vice President, International Networks; and Mr. Pierre-Yves Tourpin, International Partnerships Officer for Asia & Oceania, International Office from University of Bordeaux visited NTNU. Prof. Yung-Hsiang Ying, Executive Vice President; Prof. Yi-De Liu, Associate Vice President of Office of International Affairs; and Ms. Jo Wang, Global Partnership Manager of Office of International Affairs welcomed the guests in person.
The University of Bordeaux is a public university founded in France in 1441, and in 2014, it was merged by three universities in Bordeaux. It has 45,000 students and ranks high among the three world university ranking systems and French universities. The school has four colleges: College of Law, Political Science, Economics and Management; College of Health Sciences; College of Human Sciences; College of Science and Technology; and three institutes: Institute of Education, Institute of Technology, and Institute of Vine and Wine Science. The University of Bordeaux offers a wide range of English-taught courses and degrees for local and international students, which makes it unique among other universities in France. This time, the main purpose for their visit is to explore the possibility of future cooperation in student exchange program. During the courtesy call, the two sides introduced both universities and their English-taught courses, in order to have a comprehensive view on future cooperation. Everyone engaged in profound discussion.
After the courtesy call, the guests also visited the Mandarin Training Center, Prof. Chao-Mei Tu, Associate Executive Director of the center, introduced them about the abundant experience and achievement of the center. Later, the guests headed to the French Teaching Center, its director, Hsueh-i Chen made a presentation about the center and Graduate Institute of European Cultures and Tourism, showing how the two institutes cooperate with French academia. Everyone had a great time in NTNU.