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A delegation of 4 from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), led by their Vice-Chancellor Prof. Emma Johnston and Consul of Australian Consulate-General Guangzhou，Ms. Alison Bamsey, visited SCAU on the morning of March 6th. Our Vice-Chancellor, Prof. LIU Yahong hosted the delegation and had a meeting on the eighth floor in the administrative building.
Liu Yahong expressed the will of establishing cooperation between SCAU and UNSW on issues such as students exchange, academic research and building research platforms. Prof. Johnston shared the same will and discussed the disciplines and research of College of Marine Sciences with Dean of the College, Professor Qin Qiwei. Both parties looked forward to the possible cooperation in the future.
Mr. Xin Qixing, Secretary of the Party committee of College of Marine Sciences, and Ms. Liu Zhengrong, Deputy director of the Office of International Relations, attended the meeting.
Afterwards, the delegation of UNSW attended the Maritime Forum. Prof. Emma Johnston revealed the impacts of human activities on marine ecosystem, and emphasized on the significance of protecting marine environment . She pointed out that interest plays an important role in scientific research.As a female scientist ,she shared her experience with female scientists engaged in marine scientific research on the way of overcoming fears and building up self-confidence efficiently. After the report, Prof. Johnston also conducted a Q & A section for the audience. Faculties, graduates and some undergraduates of College of Marine Sciences participated in this forum.
Located in Sydney, Australia, the University of New South Wales was founded in 1949. It is one of the world's top universities and a member of the Group of Eight, Australia, with more than 50 thousand students from 128 countries. Prof. Emma Johnston is a marine ecologist and ecotoxicologist, and her research includes the impact of human activities and how toxic contaminants can facilitate the invasion of coastal waterways by non-indigenous species.
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