On June 15, 2017, Dr. Stanley T. Wearden – Dean of Studies of Columbia College Chicago of the USA, Dr. Marcelo Sabatés – Sub-dean of Studies and Associate Professor Ellen Yeh – Director of its ESL Education Courses paid a visit to BFA. Hou Guangming - Chairman of Academy Council of BFA and Li Ran – Dean of the International School of BFA warmly received the visitors, in the company of Xie Wenjuan from the Office of Academic Affairs, Zuo Yan and Luo Desai from the Foreign Affairs Office.
When talking with the visitors, Mr. Hou Guangming said the two universities should deepen the existing cooperation. Both parties discussed the further exchange in the fields such as fine arts and new media. Dr. Stanley T. Wearden also stressed the importance of international cooperation, and introduced Dr. Marcelo Sabatés, the new sub-dean in charge of global education, to the teachers of BFA. For the cooperative projects between two universities, both parties discussed the problems about language and major.
Afterwards, the representatives of Columbia College Chicago visited the History Museum andAnimation School of BFA, and affirmed the excellent facilities and tradition of BFA.
In addition, the representatives of Columbia College Chicago also communicated with the leaders of the Personnel Department of BFA about the issues related to the summer training of BFA’s teachers in the USA.