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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

CAFUC signs agreement with FIT


The Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC) and the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) inked an agreement on October 10th to further academic tie-ups between the two as sister universities. The FIT delegation led by its president, Dr. Cantanese, and CAFUC President Zheng Xiaoyong signed an agreement to foster academic cooperation between the two institutions. Cheng Buke and Wu Xuyong, vice presidents of CAFUC; Dr. McCay, deputy vice president of FIT; and Dr. Barker, International Cooperation Department of FIT, witnessed the negotiation. President Zheng Xiaoyong welcomed the FIT delegation arriving from Florida on November 8th and met with them to exchange opinions on common issues of concern. Zheng Xiaoyong said that CAFUC and FIT share common ideas on education. He wished to further increase common cooperation that would help them each overcome challenges. Dr. Catanese gave an orientation of FIT and applauded CAFUC for its contribution on China civil aviation and for its many achievements. He expressed his intent to develop further cooperation with CAFUC. As part of the agreement, CAFUC will select and send flight and mechanic students to FIT for study; select and send graduate students to FIT as assistants; and promote an exchange of scholars between the two universities every academic year. The agreement also indicated that since 1996, under the support of CAAC and Boeing, FIT and CAFUC have demonstrated extensive and effective education cooperation, signing a MOU to further promote education advancement, cultural exchange, and promoting the implementation of cooperation projects mutually recognized by both institutions. The FIT delegation, with the CAFUC officials, visited the Civil Aviation Flight Technology and Aviation Safety Research Base, Simulation Center, and Guanghan Branch.

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