LEAD Academic Network Meeting Successfully Held in Guilin, July 2023
LEAD Academic Network Meeting Successfully Held in Guilin on 24 July 2023
On July 24, 2023, the LEAD Academic Network Meeting was successfully held in Guilin. Representatives from thirteen member universities and higher education institutions of the LEAD Academic Network gathered at the Seven Stars Hall in Huaxing Hotel, Mount Gui, Guilin, to jointly explore the establishment and development of the LEAD Academic Network.
At the outset of the meeting, Associate Prof. dr. Meiyin JING, the Co-Director of the LEAD Academic Network from the National Academy of Educational Administration, extended a sincere welcome to all the attendees. She traced the background of the LEAD Academic Network's establishment and highlighted its existing achievements, calling for active discussions to collectively contribute to the construction and development of the LEAD Academic Network.
Subsequently, under the guidance of Prof. dr. Chang ZHU, the Director of the LEAD Academic Network from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Ms. Xiao WU, the Project Officer at the International Cooperation and Exchange Office of the National Institute of Education Administration, introduced the goals and vision of the LEAD Academic Network. Prof. dr. Zuwang CHU, the Party Committee Standing Committee member and Dean of the Institute of Education Research at China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), elucidated the organizational structure of the LEAD Academic Network. Prof. dr. Liusheng LIU, the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Education at Yunnan Normal University, further explained the roles of members and partners within the LEAD Academic Network. Zhengwen QI from the EU-China Higher Education Research Center at Vrije Universiteit Brussel provided insights into the member management mechanism of the LEAD Academic Network.
As the conference drew to a close, Prof. dr. Chang ZHU presented the specific work plans of the LEAD Academic Network for 2023 and 2024. She actively listened to the suggestions and opinions from representatives of various institutions present and engaged in an in-depth discussion regarding collaboration and development within the framework of the LEAD Academic Network's initiatives. Associate Prof. dr. Zheng CHEN from the National Academy of Educational Administration summarized the discussions and emphasized the need for collective efforts, both at the macro and micro levels, to propel the relevant work of the LEAD Academic Network.
Finally, Secretary Li Ying from Guangxi Normal University delivered the concluding remarks. He wholeheartedly congratulated the conference on its successful outcome and looked forward to witnessing further breakthroughs and progress within the LEAD Academic Network in the future.