December 15, 2022
| By SBC:An Yi | Copyedited by William, Zhang Liu
On the afternoon of 9th December, the second 2022 SBC Management Council Meeting was held in Room 203, the SBC administration building. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, UK Management Council members attended via video link. Ding Xiaodong, President of USST, Chair of the SBC Management Council, chaired the meeting.
The Management Council members present were: Cai Yonglian, Vice President of USST, Dean of SBC; Zhang Hua, Vice President of USST; Ma Xiaoting, Director of International Affairs Office; Gan Yi, Director of Academic Affairs Office; Diao Jiewen, Director of Finance Department; Dr Malcolm Butler, Vice-President and Director of Global Engagement of the University of Sheffield; Prof Laura Bishop, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University; Prof Jane Owen-Lynch, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield and Stuart Smith, CEO of NCUK. Li Yan, Secretary of the Party Committee of SBC and Prof Shan Yanguang, Vice Dean of SBC, Interim Principal of SBC were in attendance.
President Ding warmly welcomed all attendants, and expressed his sincere gratitude to UK partner universities and NCUK for their contributions. He stressed that much progress had been made by SBC with the mutual determination and endeavours of both sides during such a difficult period. SBC lecturers and students had also made much more great achievements. Ding hoped that both sides would further build on their strengths and put forward suggestions for the next development of SBC as well as for the cooperation expansion of UK partner universities and USST at all levels.
Shan Yanguang made a work report and had a discussion about academic staff, degree courses, international accreditation, talent development, enrolment and employment and other issues with the other Management Council members. All members unanimously recognised SBC’s achievements in 2022 and expressed their sincere gratitude to the leadership and colleagues of both sides for their strong support and contributions.
This Management Council Meeting clarified the direction and objectives for the future development of SBC. SBC will take the initiative to seize every opportunity to further improve its core competitiveness in international education.