Posted: Mon 27th Jun 2016

Taiwanese Delegation Visits University To Create New Education And Trade Links

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jun 27th, 2016

AN international trade delegation from Taiwan has been welcomed to North East Wales in a push to develop business and educational links. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The delegation, from the Taipei Representative Office in the UK, were invited to the region by Wrexham MP Ian Lucas. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

During their visit, they visited Wrexham Glyndwr University and met with senior staff, saw the work of the university’s composites centre, and visited a range of north East Wales companies, including Prysmian Cables, Wockhardt, and Airbus. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A reception and dinner were held at Wrexham Glyndwr where the delegation met a series of Wrexham businesses and made a presentation about building links between Taiwan and Wales. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Wrexham MP Ian Lucas said: “The delegation was very successful and I know that links between Wrexham and Taiwan are being discussed right now as a direct result of the visit. It is good to know that international partnerships- in education and in trade- are being forged because of this visit. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“When I first visited Taiwan, I was keen to promote Wrexham – and this visit has certainly helped to do that. I am very grateful to Glyndwr University and each member of staff there who helped to make this visit a success. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Building global links like those with Taiwan is hugely important for Wrexham. I am delighted that this visit helped us to show Wrexham at its best.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Wrexham Glyndwr University Vice Chancellor, Professor Maria Hinfelaar, said: “Welcoming the delegation from Taiwan was a huge opportunity for Wrexham and the University to create new links internationally. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We were delighted to host them and help support their visit to important academic and industry partners in north east Wales, building new relationships. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This visit has also given local businesses the chance to network and gain contacts both with Taiwan and with the university– it’s been a great opportunity to maximise and expand Wrexham’s local and international links. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

She added: “Wrexham Glyndwr University is keen to explore further work, such as Taiwan’s interest in the renewable energy sector where we have a significant education and research track record. But other ideas have emerged too, such as internships for our students and graduates with Wrexham-based companies that are active in Taiwan. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I’d like thank Ian Lucas MP and our School of Applied Science, Computing and Engineering for arranging the programme.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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