On October 17, President of BNU, Prof. Dong Qi had a meeting with President David W. Leebron and his wife Y. Ping Sun from Rice University. Dr. Liu Qiang, Assistant Dean of Faculty of Education, joined in the discussion.
President Dong Qi expressed his welcome to the delegation. He made an introduction about the development of the scientific research and teaching and the disciplinary strength of BNU. Assistant Dean Liu Qiang gave an overview of FOE on the history, academic programs and international exchange, etc. President Leebron said he was very delighted to visit BNU again. Both sides exchanged views on higher education administration, and reached a preliminary intent on future cooperation on education technology, etc.
After the meeting, the delegation visited the Second High School Attached to Beijing Normal University. They were particularly interested in the Overseas Annual Program and the International Department.
Rice University is located in Houston, Texas. Rice is among the top of the nations’ comprehensive research universities and ranks No. 15 on US News (2016-2017).