Shanghai Open University (SOU) International Visiting Scholar Program 2016 Autumn Session has started on October 31st has started. 11 scholars from 11 countries will participate in the two-week program this time, and this is the 8th session of SOU International Visiting Scholar Program since 2013.
SOU vice president Zhang Jin addressed the Opening Ceremony. She introduced the historical backgrounds and the development of Shanghai Open University, and expressed a warm welcome to all the scholars. Dr. Wendy Weng (WENG Zhuhua), the executive dean of the Institute of International Exchanges (IIE) chaired the Opening Ceremony and invited all the scholars to make a self-introduction. The team of IIE also attended the Opening Ceremony.
A series of activities will be held between the international visiting scholars and functional departments and colleges of SOU. All the scholars will also be organized to participate in the International Conference on Leadership and Innovation for the Future in Open and Distance Learning. A number of academic seminars will also be held during the program in order to strengthen the academic exchanges and to explore more cooperative opportunities between SOU and other universities.
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