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On November 2, Prof. Alexandra Hughes, Vice President of University of Kent in Canterbury and Mr. Stephen Wallis, Deputy Director of International Department visited SMU. Prof. Yu Shicheng, President of SMU and leaders of relative departments gave a warm reception to the guests.
Prof. Yu Shicheng, President of SMU expressed that SMU was vigorously devoted to the development of internationalization of education. Thus it's a great pleasure for SMU to have cooperation with University of Kent in Canterbury in the fields of student exchanges. He hoped that both sides could reach a cooperation agreement as soon as possible. Prof. Alexandra Hughes signified that as an internationalized university, University of Kent in Canterbury laid much emphasis the communication with SMU. He also hoped that the negation could be made the sooner, the better. According to this negotiation, the Logistics Engineering College of SMU would start the 3+1 study project on Electrical Engineering together with the University of Kent at Canterbury.
The University of Kent at Canterbury is founded in 1965. There are 18 colleges with about 19600 students. It wins a great fame in the Great Britain for its excellent teaching quality and advanced teaching equipments.