Ken McDonald, Dean of Wadham College, Oxford University, paid a visit to Sichuan university On September 9, 2018. President Li Yanrong, together the heads of relevant departments of SCU, met with the guests.
“Oxford University enjoys a high reputation and has a widespread influence in the international community. It has also established close ties and partnership with many Chinese universities, including Sichuan University. At present, Sichuan University is speeding up the efforts to build one of the world-class universities in an all-round way, meanwhile it attaches great importance to in-depth and comprehensive exchanges and cooperation with Oxford University and other world-renowned universities. It is hoped that the visit of Ken McDonald and his delegation will further promote the exchange and visits of SCU students, the training and exchange of young SCU teachers, and the joint creation of interdisciplinary research platforms,” said Li Yanrong.
Ken McDonald briefly introduced the basic situation and recent development plan of Wadham College. He pointed out that Wadham College is Oxford University’s largest college with academic excellence and highest level of internationalization, and has enrolled many Chinese undergraduate and graduate students. Ken McDonald noted, “Sichuan University, which is highly internationalized, has a very close relationship with Oxford University and a good foundation for cooperation. We look forward to more possibilities and bright prospects for cooperation in exchanges of teachers and students and joint scientific research.”
During his visit, Ken McDonald also visited some colleges, delivered lectures to teachers and students, and discussed future cooperation with SCU.
Ken McDonald is a lifetime member of the House of Lords. Before elected to Dean of Wadham College of Oxford University, he served as the Royal Justice, Vice-President of the High Court, Director of the England Prosecutor's Office, and also a visiting professor of law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In April, 2011, he joined the Council of the London School of Contemporary Art. In November, 2011, he was elected honorary academician of St. Edmund's Hall in Oxford, and became president of Wadham College of Oxford University in September, 2012.