The newly appointed President of Sichuan Normal University (SNU) made a recent visit to Griffith University to meet with Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Ian O’Connor (20 April 2015). The delegation came as part of a strategic plan to reinvigorate the relationship between SNU and Griffith, and, to extend the collaboration to more comprehensive coverage which includes broader Griffith academic groups. With both institutes noting many opportunities for engagement, including exploring ideas for research collaboration, further plans are underway to initiate staff and student exchange.

Founded in 1946, SNU is the oldest ‘normal’ university (teacher’s college) in Chengu, Sichuan, P.R. China. With three campuses and 42,000 students, it is also the largest provincial key university in Sichuan province. Griffith has a strong history of engagement with China and a commitment to internationalisation, and also highly values partnerships such as this with universities in the Asia-Pacific region.