Prof. Luo Ting Participates in Gender Equality Committee Conference in WSU
日期:2019-10-18 14:51:41  发布人:admin_english  浏览量:35

 

Prof. Luo Ting and Prof. Barney Glover, the Vice-Chancellor and President of WSU (first from the left)

 

Prof. Luo Ting and Dr. Tiffany Donnelly, Executive Dean of Women's College in the University of Sydneyin the middle

 

Prof. Luo Ting is communicating with Dr. Jiang Fan, President of Australia-China Cultural and Educational Exchange Center.

 

Prof. Luo Ting is participating in the cultural exchange activities of Chinese Silk and Shanghai Qipao

 

Prof. Luo Ting is participating in the cultural exchange activities of Chinese Silk and Shanghai Qipao

 

Prof. Luo Ting is participating in the academic activities of Australian Chinese Culture and Art Institute of Western Sydney University.

 

On the afternoon of September 25Prof. Luo Ting, Chair of the University Council of HWU, participated in the Vice-Chancellor’s Gender Equality Committee Conference in the Western Sydney University (WSU). The conference was hosted by Prof. Barney Glover, the Vice-Chancellor and President of WSU. The related pro-vice chancellors and all the members of the committee presented in the conference.

The issue of gender equality is highly valued by WSU. The gender equality committee headed by the vice-chancellor was established with special research fund and regular meetings for making formulating, implementing and evaluating the strategy and policy of gender equality in the university. In The Times higher education impact rankings 2019, the WSU ranked the first of 450 universities with global influence on gender equality. Female staff has accounted to 62%, while the manager level has reached 47%.

Prof. Glover gave an enthusiastic introduction to the relevant research and strategy of running the University of Prof. Luo Ting.

Prof. Luo Ting gave a brief account of the Chinese government's promotion of gender equality. Active measures had been taken by the Chinese Government to safeguard women's rights for promoting gender equality. She reviewed the construction of Chinese legal system to protect women's rights and interests since the foundation of P.R.C. She pointed out that the promulgation of each law and regulations on the protection of women's rights and interests issued by the Chinese government played a positive and important influence on women's thought, life, benefits and social status, as well as an extremely important role in promoting the emancipation of Chinese women. The equality of men and women has been added in the State Constitution.

Meanwhile, Prof. Luo Ting reviewed the origin and development of women's schools in China, introduced the present condition of women/gender research in China, women’s education and women’s higher education and characteristics especially in Hunan Women's University. She pointed out that the missions of women’s universities were as followed:

Cultivating the excellent quality of women by practicing the “four-self” spirit, that is, the spirit of self-respect, self-confidence, self-reliance and self-strength;

Creating campus environment beneficial for the growth of women, organize diversified cultural and social activities so as to give women students more chances to showcase their capabilities; Offering the mode of education more suitable for women’s physiology and psychology; and strengthening researches on gender studies and promoting empowerment of women in society.

Finally, she sincerely hoped the cooperation of Western Sydney University and Hunan Women's University would carry further in all aspects, even including gender studies. All the participants had a comprehensive understanding of the development of gender equality in China and the mission and value of women's universities, highly appreciated the efforts of the Chinese government in actively promoting gender equality.

During her visit in Australia, Prof. Luo Ting not only had academic exchange and study as a scholar, but also learned more about the teaching and management experiences of foreign universities especially women’s universities to enhance the exchange communication and seek the joint cooperation between the two universities. Prof. Luo Ting paid a visit to Dr. Tiffany Donnelly, Executive Dean of Women's College in the University of Sydney, and was invited to attend activities in the Women's College which is the largest women's college with longest history in Australia.

Prof. Luo Ting visited Dr. Jiang Fan, President of Australia-China Cultural and Educational Exchange Center and was invited to participate in varied cultural and artistic exchange activities held by Australian Chinese Culture and Art Institute of Western Sydney University. She actively disseminated Chinese culture and education and promoted cultural and educational exchanges and development between China and Australia during her visit. (Written by Prof. Zhou Hongjing from Institute of Female Development and translated by Ms. Gan Wei)

 

 


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