TusPark UK was honoured to welcome a delegation from Tsinghua University, led by Zhen Liu, Dean of the School of Continuing Education. The delegation was met at TusPark Cambridge and were warmly welcomed by the President of TusPark UK, Kevin Lin.
Zhen was joined with Zhiqiang Lu, Associate Dean of the School of Continuing Education and Director of International Education, and Yan Li, Associate Director of the Admission Office. Mr Lin led the visitors on a tour of the science park and gave a brief introduction to TusPark UK.
Zhen commented: ”TusPark UK is one of the leading technology transfer and research commercialisation incubators. The progress that TusPark UK has made is inspiring.”
He proposed moving head with practical collaborations between the School of Continuing Education and TusPark UK, promoting best practices in technology transfer and delivering successful entrepreneurial and management training seminars for staff and students. This is part of the School’s ambition to expand its impact and influence internationally, and to connect with its alumni and business communities.
“The cooperation will be a valuable and unique opportunity for students to expand their horizons, get exposed to frontier technology and look for potential business development.” Zhen said. They then discussed further details on the implementation of projects.
Established in 1985, the School of Continuing Education of Tsinghua University was the first school of continuing education among the higher education institutions in China. The school has six departments, covering Management Training, Industrial Training, International Education, Professional Management Training, Long-distance Education, and Education Management. The School of Continuing Education of Tsinghua University has been committed to providing a variety of programmes from pre-undergraduate to postgraduate level in collaboration with top universities and colleges in North America, Australia and the UK. The UNESCO Chair in Continuing Engineering Education is also based here.
Continuing education is an important part of Tsinghua’s talent-cultivation initiative. By the end of 2018, there are more than 1 million people got face-to-face training and more than 3 million people got distance training from the School. Whilst the distance education project on anti-poverty, which started in 2003, has benefited more than 2.6 million people too.
“Expanding our relationships in academia and business allows us to collaborate with leading institutions that have similar focusing interests and thus to make ground-breaking developments in the future of technology and management.” Zhen said, “We look forward to new projects and strengthening our relationship even further.”