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Home >> President Zhao Dewu met with former President of New York State University Professor Bruce Johnstone.
President Zhao Dewu met with former President of New York State University Professor Bruce Johnstone.
2011-12-23

On November 22, SWUFE President Zhaode Wu and Vice President Ding Renzhong met with former President of New York State University Professor Bruce Johnstone. The School of Public Administration also attended the meeting.


President Zhao on behalf of the university gave a warm welcome to Professor Johnston, and great pleasure in appointing him as a visiting professor at SWUFE. President Zhao said he expects Professor Johnstone to come to SWUFE every year to give lectures and Professor Johnstone responded by praising the quality of our teachers and students, saying also that he was particularly impressed by the students in the previous days lecture.

 

Vice president Ding discussed the history of SWUFE after which Professor Johnstone offered thanks for the warm reception, and introduced the history and current educational specializations of the New York State University at Buffalo. Vice President Ding and Professor Johnstone then proceeded to have a long discussion of faculty and personnel training and other exchange opportunities as well as other possible ways to cooperate between the two universities.

 

Professor JohnStone said that there are very good prospects for cooperation and that he will talk with university principals and related people when returning to the U.S.

 

On November 21, Professor Johnston gave a presentation on “The characteristics of American higher education and challenges” to SWUFE students at the Guanghua forum.

 

Dr. Bruce Johnstone, is a Professor at the State University of New York, SUNY at Buffalo. He is Director of Compare and the Global Education Research Center. He formerly held positions as: New York State University President, Dean of SUNY Buffalo, Vice-Chancellor Pennsylvania Asian University, Chairman of the American Higher Education Research Institute, President of the American Society of Education and Chairman of the American Association of Colleges. Professor Johnstone is a world-renowned expert on higher education finance and author of the key text “cost-sharing of higher education ". (Office of Publicity & United Front Affairs)

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