Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff University and the University of South Wales recently welcomed a delegation from the Chengdu Administration Institute situated in the Sichuan province of China.
The 10-person delegation participated in a bespoke two week training programme, jointly delivered by Cardiff’s three universities, and supported by the Welsh Government.
Chengdu Administration Institute is a subordinate department of the municipal government of Chengdu, and is tasked with training municipal government servants and elementary country civil servants. The institute attaches great importance to teaching and research work with selected teachers sent abroad for international academic exchange and training annually.
The programme drew on the expertise of the partner institutions introducing themes and developments in public sector leadership and management in the UK, and exploring how science and technology is supported and developed.
Sian Rees, Associate Dean and Director of Enterprise at Cardiff Metropolitan University, commented: “Everyone at Cardiff Met was delighted to welcome the delegation from Chengdu – the three universities worked closely together to deliver a highly successful training programme.
“Cardiff Met has a strong history of providing teaching to international audiences and we wish the visitors from Chengdu Administration Institute all the very best using this enhanced knowledge and understanding in their careers.”
In addition to the formal delivery, a series of networking dinners and practical visits were arranged to enhance the delegations personal and professional experience while in Wales.