From November 26 to 28, 2013, the Lord Mayor of the City of Adelaide in Southern Australia visited Tianjin University (TU) for further cooperation between TU and the University of South Australia, as well as the cities of Tianjin and Adelaide. TU President Li Jiajun received the guest.
From November 15 to 16, 2nd National University New Media Development Forum was held at Southeast University. At the forum, Tianjin University (TU) was rated “Top Ten Universities for New Media’s Influence” by QQ.com. TU Vice Chairman of the University CPC Standing Committee Li Yidan was invited to attend the forum. This forum was hosted by QQ.com and QQ twitter, and organized by the Southeast University.
On November 18, 2013, U.S.-China University Presidents Roundtable was held at the University of Chicago featuring 22 university leaders from both countries for discussion on higher education. Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong attended the meeting and gave a keynote address. On behalf of Chinese universities, Tianjin University (TU) President Li Jiajun addressed the meeting on the internal governance of the universities.
On November 14, Vice President Rebecca A. Butler from the University of Findlay visited Tianjin University (TU). Executive Vice President Zhong Denghua met with the guests.Subsequently, the delegation held a discussion with representatives from TU related schools and offices in terms of cooperation in the fields of common interests, and reached consensus on cooperation concerning dual degrees, short-term exchange programs, and faculty exchange.
On November 1, 2013, President Ari K. Jónsson of Reykjavik University and his delegation visited Tianjin University (TU) to promote research collaboration in the field of sustainable energy, such as geothermal energy, as well as joint training of students.TU Chairman of the University CPC Standing Committee Liu Jianping met with the delegation.