Dalian Polytechnic University

Delegation of Enschede Visited DPU

via: Dalian Polytechnic University date: 04/01/2016

¡¡¡¡On March 25th, the delegation of Enschede visited Dalian Polytechnic University (DPU). Over the visit, 12 delegation members had a series of exchange and communication activities at DPU, including cooperation discussions and academic lectures. Professor Ge Jiping, Party Secretary of DPU, had a cordial meeting with the delegation. Relevant responsible persons of International Office, School of Art and Design, School of Fashion, School of Management, and School of International Education also attended the meeting.

  ¡¡ ¡°Netherland Day¡± has been successfully held in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, and Hongkong. ¡°Dalian-Netherland Day¡± will last 4 days. Over these 4 days, the delegation of Enschede, Sister City of Dalian, will have a series of visits and exchange activities including design exhibition, Mircofilm exhibition, designer lectures, and academic forum will be held.


¡¡¡¡On March 25th, ¡°Designer Lectures¡±, a part of ¡°Dalian-Netherland Day¡±, was held at DPU library. The lecture was hosted by Brigitte Stockton, Responsible Person of Joint Education Program between DPU and U.K. Prestigious Dutch hat designer Elisabeth and textile material designer Linda gave excellent lectures and had a discussion with the audience afterwards.

¡¡¡¡The delegation also attended the opening ceremony of ¡°Dalian-Netherland Day¡±, which is a cultural exchange activity launched by Dutch governments, aiming at promoting business communication, boosting international trade, and encouraging education exchange between Dalian and Netherland. DPU has become a major partner of ¡°Dalian-Netherland Day¡±. Professor Ren Wendong, Vice President of DPU, was invited to be present at the opening ceremony.

¡¡¡¡Before the meeting, the delegation had a campus tour, visiting School of Art and Design, School of Fashion, and School of International Education. All delegation members were greatly impressed by the high teaching quality and prominent education characteristics of DPU.


¡¡¡¡Then other delegation members including President of AKI Academy of Fine Arts, Director of International Office, School of Fashion and Textile Technology, Saxion University, President of Bonhoeffer College, and relevant responsible persons of ROC Education Group, introduced the universities and schools respectively. After that, Director of School of Art and Design, Director of School of International Education, Director of School of Fashion, and Director of School of Management of DPU introduced the characteristics and basic facts of schools of DPU respectively. Then they had detailed cooperation discussions with the delegation. After the discussions, XMOV Cooperation Agreement was signed up.

       Mr. Richard Kokhuis, Director of Enschede Economy and Education Ministry, thanked Party Secretary Ge Jiping for the warm welcome they had received from DPU. He said that DPU¡¯s unique characteristic, the combination of art and technology, impressed him deeply. Then he introduced the characteristics of Enschede and pointed out that since Enschede had gradually become the international center of textile and fashion design, there were plenty of opportunities to establish relevant cultural and educational exchange activities. At last, he expected that deeper cooperation could be built between DPU and Enschede.

¡¡¡¡Over the meeting, Party Secretary Ge Jiping first extended a warm welcome to the delegation. Then he briefly introduced basic facts about DPU to the delegation. He introduced that Food Science and Art were the key study fields of DPU. The National Research Center of Seafood was constructed at DPU. Art design and fashion design were the two major characteristics of art study field. He especially stressed the joint educational program between DPU and University of Southampton, offering art design and fashion design programs. At last, he expected that cooperative partnership could be established between DPU and universities of Enschede.