On June 5, 2019, Mrs Caroline Campbell, Philanthropy Manager, School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh paid a visit to the College of Engineering (COE) at Peking University. She was warmly welcomed by Ms. Yongmei Li, Assistant Dean of COE, Ms. Hong Zhou, Office of Technology Development and Ms. Qi Liu, Office of Alumni and Foundation Management in No. 60 Yannan Yuan.
Li introduced the history of the College of Engineering and its recent progress in programs setting, teaching and research, especially the work of the college's alumni relations and fundraising, innovation education and international education exchanges. She mentioned that Globex at COE is a professional mobility program with a worldwide exchange of students from all disciplines of study. Offering courses that focus on engineering and science, innovation and entrepreneurship, society and globalization, the Globex program welcomes participation from Edinburgh.
Campbell expressed great interest in the progress of COE in recent years before sharing the experience of her school in alumni and development. She introduced that Edinburgh has established overseas alumni organizations around the world, with the alumni in China reaching nearly 16,000. After official registration, Edinburgh alumni enjoys free access and fee-based access to various campus facilities, such as data resources acquisition, book borrowing, venue rental, sports facilities and commemorative merchandise discounts, WIFI, etc. They can also participate in short courses of 10 weeks in nearly 15 subjects such as archaeology, creative writing, personal development, philosophy and religion, psychology and language science, science and nature. She also talked about the University’s “Women in STEM” project which was launched in 2017 and the “Widening Participation” project which is aimed at the popularization of higher education.
Both parties agree that the two schools will have further communications and exchanges in the future.