On March 9th, Dr. Vianne Timmons, President of the University of Regina, led a 5-person delegation to visit SDU. They attended the opening ceremony of ''University of Regina Day '' and celebrated 30 years of friendly and cooperative relations between the two universities. Vice- president Zhang Yun met with the guests.
At the opening ceremony, Zhang stated that cooperation regarding academic exchanges and joint research has deepened since their ﬁrst exchange was signed on March 2nd, 1981. The International Research Center of Bioethics jointly established by the two universities in October 2010 is a prime example of such cooperation. Dr. Timmons stated that the University of Regina has long cherished the cooperation history between the two universities.
Members of the University of Regina delegation also held meetings with the SDU School of Management, the Graduate School, Department of Academic Research, and the College of International Education.
SDU established formal relations with the University of Regina in 1981 and renewed their cooperation agreement in 1990, 2001 and 2006. At present, the two universities have sent over 30 scholars and roughly 40 students on exchange in various ﬁelds. In addition, the universities have set up ''2+2'' joint undergraduate programs whereby students complete two years of education at both universities and receive bachelor's degrees from both.