On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, a five-member delegation from the Chinese Association of Higher Education (CAHE) visited the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Dr. Martin Lau, Dean and Professor of Law, Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL), Dr. Omair Haroon, Assistant Professor, Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) and Dr. Fahad Mehmood, Assistant Professor, SDSB welcomed the delegation.
Ms. Minhal Sheikh, Assistant Manager Marketing from LUMS, briefed the delegation about the university’s five schools and the programmes offered. The presentation was followed by a general discussion on promoting awareness of the Chinese higher education system and future academic collaborations that could be explored on an institutional level among Chinese and French universities.
This visit took place in conjunction with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, who invited the delegation to participate in the first Pakistan-China Forum on Higher Education titled “Challenges of Equitable Access and Quality in Higher Education”
The Chinese delegation was highly enthusiastic regarding the promotion of student and faculty exchange programmes between both countries. The leader of the Chinese delegation, Ms. Xiaomei Wang, highlighted the need for greater cooperation between the academia of the two countries.
The distinguished delegation from the CAHE included: Ms. Xiaomei Wang, Deputy Secretary General of China Association of Higher Education; Prof. Guangli Zhou, Deputy Dean School of Education, Renming University; Ms. Xiaoxian Fan, Director Editing Department, China Association of Higher Education; Prof. Xiaochang Ding, President Jiangsu Provincial Association of Higher Education and Ms. Mengjie Han, Graduate School of Education, Dalian University of Technology.