On June 6, President Guo Dongming met with André Carroll, Rector of Belarusian State University in Room 312 of the main building. Both sides further exchanged opinions on the construction of the Joint Institute of the Dalian University of Technology and Belarusian State University, and then they signed a supplementary agreement on cooperation on this item. Vice President Zhu Hong, President Assistant Luo Zhongxuan, and leaders from the Academic Affairs Office, the International Cooperation and Exchange Office, the International Education Institute, the DUT-BSU Joint Institute and other staff accompanied the meeting.
President Guo Dongming welcomed President Carroll’ s visit and stated that the DUT-BSU Joint Institute was highly valued by the two governments and was the first joint institution established under the background of the national “One Belt and One Road ” initiative. Moreover, it was also another important result of the long-time close cooperation between DUT and Belarusian State University. The DUT-BSU Joint Institute have created a new model of the development of the international joint school. They were full of vigor and vitality and have broad development prospects. It was believed that with the joint efforts of the two universities, the joint school would surely become the example in the cooperation in running schools between China and Belarus in the future, and it was hoped to make contributions to the development of “One Belt and One Road”.
President Carroll stated that DUT was an important strategic partner of BSU and both sides have formed a very good tradition of cooperation over the years and have achieved many substantial cooperation results. The Belarusian State University attached great importance to cooperation with the DUT and was looking forward to the joint school. He hoped that this visit would further expand the scope of cooperation and promote the development of the Sino-Belarusian School and the Belarus-China School, and cultivate more hierarchical composite talents with high international perspectives.