A Delegation from the Municipal Government of Wellington, New Zealand Visited Our University

On September 21, Tory Whanau, Mayor of Wellington, New Zealand, led a delegation to visit our university. In addition to government officials, the accompanying personnel also include Oli Wilson, Acting Vice President and Dean of the School of Creative Arts at Massey University, Cao Juan, Director of China Cooperation and Exchange at Victoria University of Wellington, Liu Jian, Director of Performance Department at Victoria University of Wellington's School of Music, and other personnel from the education sector. Han Jihua, member of the Standing Committee of the Party Committee and Vice President of our university, Li Xuesong, Secretary of the Party Committee and Acting Dean of the School of Music, Han Mei, Director of the International Cooperation and Exchange Department, Lu Qiaomei, Deputy Director of the International Cooperation and Exchange Department, and Gao Ping, Director of the Composition Department of the School of Music, received the delegation. The meeting was chaired by Han Mei.

Han Jihua introduced the development of our university in recent years and the close cooperation with Victoria University of Wellington. He pointed out that in the new round of discipline evaluation, the music and dance disciplines of our university achieved the best results. He hopes that Capital Normal University and Victoria University of Wellington can increase the exchange and joint training of talents in music and dance in addition to the existing cooperative disciplines.

Whanau expressed great pleasure to visit our university as the first Maori mayor in Wellington's history and welcomed more international students to study and exchange in Wellington. At the same time, he is very happy to see the close cooperation between Capital Normal University and Victoria University of Wellington, which is the top music college in New Zealand, and hopes that the two universities can cooperate in music education in the future.


Li Xuesong and Gao Ping respectively introduced the basic situation of the School of Music and the Department of Composition of our university. Cao Juan and Liu Jian introduced the basic situation of the Victoria University of Wellington and its School of Music respectively. The two sides expressed their intention to strengthen cooperation and exchanges between the two schools of music in the future.

Afterwards, students from the School of Music performed the Guzheng trio "Drunk Maniac", the pipa duo "SANLIU", and the yangqin trio "In the Palace of the Mountain Demon" for the guests. After the performance, the students communicated and interacted with Whanau, creating a cheerful and friendly atmosphere. Whanau stated that Wellington is a diverse art city known for its art, film, drama, and music. There are many music festivals, and Maori are skilled in singing and dancing, hospitable, and hope to create a good learning and cultural exchange environment for young people. In addition, she appreciated the artistic talents of our students and welcomed the students of Capital Normal University to exchange performances in Wellington.


The reception of the delegation from the Wellington Government of New Zealand was a complete success, which played a positive role in enhancing the image of Beijing, expanding the international influence of our university, and promoting cooperation between universities in China and New Zealand.