2011-2012 Visits


Nankai University, China, A delegation from Nankai University, led by President Gong Ke, visited Brown May 8, 2012 to commence exploratory discussions on potential exchanges and other opportunities between the two universities. The delegation’s brief visit included meetings with Brown’s Provost and representatives from the Graduate School, International Programs, Public Health, and the Dean of the College.  

University of Exeter, England, On May 7, 2012, Sir Steve Smith, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of Exeter, visited Brown to participate in a signing ceremony that formalized Brown and Exeter’s cooperation. The Vice Chancellor was accompanied by a delegation from Exeter’s International Office and met with President Ruth Simmons, the Vice President for International Affairs, the Vice President for Research, the Dean of the School of Engineering, and faculty and administrators from across campus. More...

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, A delegation from Tokyo Tech visited Brown April 27, 2012, following a March visit, primarily to continue discussions on collaborations with faculty in the School of Engineering, Applied Math, and Biology. The delegation also met with administrators from the Office of International Programs, the Vice President for International Affairs, the Dean of the School of Engineering, and the Vice President for Research. 

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, Prof. Jane Ohlmeyer, Vice-Provost for Global Relations and Professor of Modern History, visited Brown on April 25, 2012 to formalize Brown and Trinity’s partnership in a signing ceremony with the Dean of the College. While at Brown, Prof. Ohlmeyer also participated in a campus tour, visited the John Carter Brown library, and met with faculty and administrators in Political Science, International Programs, International Relations, International Affairs, and the Swearer Center. 

UNICAMP, On March 28, 2012, Vice President for International Affairs Matthew Gutmann signed a Global Forums Agreement with the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. For more information on the Brown Global Forums initiative, please visit the Brown Global Forums page. 

Keio University, Japan, Faculty of Keio University’s School of Science and Technology visited Brown March 14-16, 2012, to explore potential and existing collaborations with Brown faculty in their respective fields. Various meetings were held across campus in MCB, Medical Science, Engineering, Neuroscience, Computer Science, and more. The delegation also met with administrators in International Affairs and Public Relations and University Relations, in addition to students from the Japanese Cultural Association (JCA).

Peking University, China, Prof. Enge Wang, Provost and Vice President, Professor of Physics, Peking University visited Brown March 5-6, 2012 to lead a lecture titled, A Step Up to Self-Assembly, as part of the Year of China and the IMNI Distinguished Lectureship in Nanoscience/Physics Colloquium. While at Brown, Prof. Wang also met with various faculty in Physics and Chemistry, the Vice President for Research, Dean of the Graduate School, Director of International Programs, and Provost Mark S. Schlissel. 

University of Exeter, England, Dr. John Withrington, Head of the International Office at the University of Exeter, visited Brown in February to meet with faculty in the humanities, physics, and public health, to name a few. Dr. Withrington also continued discussions with administrators on undergraduate summer exchanges and led a presentation on Exeter’s Summer International School. Faculty research collaboration via Brown’s Global Forums was also a topic of discussion, in addition to planning for Exeter’s Vice Chancellor visit to Brown in May 2012. 

National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, Prof. Anne Pakir, Director, and Ms. Shona Gilles, Assistant Manager, International Relations Office, National University of Singapore (NUS), visited Brown on February 17, 2012 to continue collaboration discussions from NUS’s November 2011 visit. The delegation met with staff from the Dean of the College, the VP for International Affairs and faculty with ties to NUS. Topics for discussion included the Santander Undergraduate Research Exchange (SURE) program set to begin summer 2012 and exploring other potential areas of cooperation. 

Nanjing University, China, During his December 5, 2011 visit to Brown University, Chancellor Hong and his delegation from Nanjing University, met with University officers in the Graduate School, research, and international affairs to discuss next steps for collaboration. Chancellor Hong also delivered a lecture, co-hosted by the Watson Institute, the Year of China, the Rhodes Center, and the Department of Economics. The delegation toured the campus, the Cogut and Pembroke Centers, and the Warren Alpert Medical School and met with Nanjing alumni at Brown and in the New England area. More…

Seoul National University, South Korea, Prof. Junki Kim, Vice President of International Affairs,made his annual trip to Brown University on December 7, 2011. During his brief visit, Vice President Kim met with the Office of International Affairs, faculty of East Asian Studies, and the Office of International Programs. 

Tsinghua University, China, Prof. Li Xiguang, Director of the Center for International Communication Studies and Academic Dean of the Department of Communications visited Brown on November 11, 2011 as part of the Year of China and delivered a lecture titled, "From American Dream to Chongqing Dream: the Making of Soft Power in China". More…

National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, Mr. John W. Jensen, Senior Manager and Section Head, International Relations Office, National University of Singapore (NUS), visited Brown on November 3, 2011. Mr. Jensen’s visit included a campus tour and lunch with the Merlions, Brown’s association of Singaporean students. However, the focus of the visit was on Brown and NUS’ potential collaboration on the Santander Undergraduate Research Exchange (SURE) program. 

Zhejiang University, China, On Oct. 24, 2011, President Wei Yang of Zhejiang University, a Brown alumnus (Ph.D.  Engineering) presented “Defect Evolution in Nanocrystals and Graphenes,” as part of the Year of China lecture series and in collaboration with the Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation (IMNI). President Yang was part of a delegation that met with administrators from International Affairs and the Warren Alpert Medical School, toured campus and explored additional exchanges and collaborations between Brown and Zhejiang. More…

Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador of Japan, returned to Brown on October 13, 2011 and delivered a lecture on “The Future Partnership between Japan and the US”, depicting the aftermath and recovery of the 3/11 earthquakes and tsunami. Ambassador Fujisaki is a graduate of Keio University, one of Brown’s oldest exchange partners, and participated in an exchange at Brown as an undergraduate student from Keio. More…

Representatives from the World Economic Forum came to Brown on September 28, 2011 and observed brief presentations from some of the University’s leading, cross-disciplinary researchers in an effort to build Brown’s engagement in WEF activities.

Université Paris-Est, France, Professor Isabelle Alfandary, Professor of American Literature, Université Paris-Est, France and Professor Françoise Barthelemy-Toraille, Vice Rector for International Relationships, Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC) made an exploratory visit to Brown University from September 19-23, 2011, meeting department chairs and administrators throughout campus.