Date: July 1, 2016
Source: International Affairs Office & Social Science Research Department
Xia Quan, deputy party secretary of JNU, led a delegation to Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia from June 15 to 24 on the invitation of the Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the Institute of International Studies at the University of Malaya (UM) and the Institute of International Studies at Gadjah Mada University (GMU). The delegation also included the heads of JNU’s Social Science Research Department, Institute of Industrial Economics, School of International Studies, and College of Journalism and Communication.
As one of the most renowned think tanks in Asia, RSIS was the first stop on the delegation’s tour. Wang Jingrong, executive deputy chairman of RSIS and a Singaporean diplomat, gave an introduction to the think tank, including its influence on domestic polices and its subject choice based on team members’ social needs and development. He emphasized the introduction of its achievement evaluation system.
(The delegation taking a group photo with the representatives of the alumni association in Indonesia)
UM’s Institute of China Studies is a national think tank for Malaysia, and the Institute of International Studies of GMU for Indonesia. The delegation had in-depth discussions with their heads and team members on several subjects, including personnel recruitment, fundraising, examination and evaluation mechanisms, and merit promotion mechanism, which will provide useful guidance on building JNU’s think tank.
(Xia Quan presenting a gift to Yu Minghua, vice president of NTU)
This visit helped JNU establish preliminary contacts with all three think tanks. On behalf of JNU, Xia invited the heads to attend the “Think Tank Forum for Countries Along the Silk Route,” to be held soonat JNU.
The delegation visited the three campuses, along with University Kebangsaan Malaysia and Universitas Nasional of Indonesia.