Recently, a delegation of Shandong Jianzhu University visited Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Pontifícia Universidade Catórica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) in Brazil, La Universidad Nacional Arturo Jauretche (UNAJ) in Argentina, and Universidad de La Habana (UH) in Cuba, and paid an official visit to the International Exchange and Cooperation Department of La Habana of Cuba. The delegation was led by Wang Chongjie (Party Secretary of the University) and composed of Duan Peiyong (Director of the Academic Affairs Office), Fu Chuanguo (Director of Science and Technology Office), Chen Baoming (Director of International Exchange Office), and Yue Yong (Secretary of Party General Branch, the School of Architecture and Urban Planning).
UFRJ is one of the most famous universities in Brazil with a history of over 200 years. Its engineering course enjoys high reputation in South America, and even in the world. Located in Porto Alegre in the south of Brazil, PUCRS was founded in 1931 with unique features in engineering science, architectural science and medical science. Located in the capital city of Argentina, Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires, UNAJ is a new national university. Founded in 1728, UN is the most ancient comprehensive university in Cuba, and enjoys high reputation in Latin America and outstanding features in courses of linguistics, laws and medicine.
The delegation led by Mr. Wang paid a courtesy visit to Professor Carlos Levi the chancellor of UFRJ, Dr. Joaquim Clotet the chancellor of PUCRS, Professor Ernesto Fernando Villanueva the chancellor of UNAJ and Dr. Gustavo Cobreiro Suarez the chancellor of UH, and they had informal discussions with functional departments and schools of the visited universities, and reached mutual agreement on exchange and cooperation on talent trainings and scientific researches in the fields of engineering science, linguistic science and other interested sciences. The delegation also inspected laboratories and concerned teaching facilities of the visited universities. Our university also signed framework agreement with PUCRS and UNAJ for mutual cooperation.
During the stay in La Havana, the delegation also visited Mr. Lic Felix Mejias Ruiz, Director of International Affairs Department of La Havana of Cuba.
This was the first time that our university visited universities in Latin America. The visit has got great achievements, strengthened communications with the local universities there, showed the disciplinary features and advantages of our university, enhanced the mutual understanding and trust, and created a good foundation for further cooperation, which will bring profound and active effect on the international exchange and cooperation of our university.