Nazarbayev University delegation visited Hong Kong Polytechnic University

On July 11-12, 2018, Nazarbayev University representatives visited Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong PolyU), one of the members of the Executive Council of the University Alliance of the Silk Road (UASR), to conduct negotiations for further cooperation; especially on students exchange, and to become more familiar with the operation of the university. The NU delegation was represented by three groups of interests: International Cooperation, Finance and Budgeting, as well as Archives and Documentation Support.
During the visit, the hosts arranged a comprehensive tour around the campus; demonstrating modern university facilities, and services provided to students to help them accommodate, integrate with the community, and plan their future study and career path. Also, the hosting university shared their working practices and experience; demonstrating the structure and workflow in the departments of international affairs, student affairs, as well as in the administration of international students, admissions, documentation, finance, and audit at the Hong Kong PolyU.
As a result, further steps for enhancing cooperation between the two universities in students exchange were discussed; and the key academic areas of engineering, science, and technology were identified as the priority.
NU cooperation with Hong Kong PolyU started with the conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding to promote further cooperation in sharing best practices, mobility, joint research, and projects on July 19, 2017. Last year, the President of Hong Kong PolyU, Professor Timothy W.Tong, visited Nazarbayev University with the Deans of the Schools of Engineering and Applied Science and Textiles. Concurrently, on 25-27 July, 2017, NU hosted 43 undergraduate students participating in the Silk Road International Summer School organized by the joint efforts of Hong Kong PolyU and Xi’an Jiaotong University. Afterwards, the cooperation was sustained through mutual visits, and participation in various conferences.