|School of Communication and School of International Education Hold a Talk on Animation with Australian Exchange Group|
In order to boost the level of the Animation in the School of Communication, strengthen expertise and skills of students and promote the development of cooperation of foreign affairs, in the afternoon, June 28, Xiong Yongxiang and Du Zhongfeng, Dean and Deputy Dean of School of Communication, and Wei Ying, Secretary of Party General Branch of School of International Education, held a talk on animation cooperation with the Australian Exchange Group in meeting room of Public Opinion Research Base of Yunnan. From the cooperation between the School of International Education and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT), the two sides consulted further on foreign cooperation, taking into consideration the development of animation in School of Communication.
In this meeting, the two sides demonstrated their discipline characteristics, staff and campus life, etc. As a partner, School of Communication paid much attention to this cooperation and exchange. Xiong Yongxiang, Dean, combined current teaching mode and introduced the teaching characteristics to the School of International Education and Australian Exchange Group. School of Communication possesses the great advantage in talents cultivation projects, equipment, staff and expertise. Especially, the “companion teaching” class integrated undergraduates and postgraduates from various grades and schools was conducted by our school and was instructed and led by professional teachers in order to make bigger progress. Meanwhile, School of Communication runs cooperation and exchange projects with many universities such as Sino-US Joint Education Program of Journalism (1+2+1) experimental class with Troy University, which was a great breakthrough in international exchange. Mr. Xiong remarked that since the animation started, students had made progress in capability through projects and some teachers had participated in the work of some popular TV series and animation in China, which laid the solid foundation for foreign exchange.
This year marks the third year of cooperation and exchange between animation major of School of International Education and RMIT University. From the doubts on our staff and students’ capability at the very beginning to acceptance, from the exchange projects’ rudiment to maturation, the cooperation has met many difficulties and dilemmas. Australian Exchange Group’s visit this time, on the one hand, was an inspection on outcomes of exchange and on the other hand was for the talk on overseas students’ studies in our school.
After the meeting, School of Communication and School of International Education agreed on the cooperation on foreign projects of animation with Australian Exchange Group.