Prof. Jay Rutherford from Bauhaus University, Germany, was recruited as a lecture professor under “Chutian Scholar Plan” in the field of arts and design at Hubei University of Technology (HBUT). Professor Liu Defu, president of HBUT, attended the recruitment ceremony presided over by Vice-president Li Dongsheng. Also present at the ceremony were representatives from relevant functional departments at HBUT.
Over the ceremony, President Liu Defu conferred the Certificate of Recruitment as Lecture Professor under “Chutian Scholar Plan” upon Professor Rutherford. President Liu extended a warm welcome to Rutherford for his participation into HBUT and expressed his delight to him for acceptance of the employment at HBUT. Meanwhile, President Liu extended his wishes for further cooperation between HBUT and Professor Rutherford. He hoped that the School of Arts and Design could strengthen discipline construction, team development and faculty training with the assistance of Rutherford who is a leading figure in the field of arts and design. President Liu hoped that Professor Rutherford could instruct young faculty in design art discipline and help promote the international exchange and cooperation in the field of arts and design at HBUT. Finally, President Liu required that relevant functional departments should provide quality service, favorable living and working conditions for Professor Rutherford in order to facilitate his fulfillment of the role as a lecture professor under “Chutian Scholar Plan”.
Professor Rutherford was grateful for the convenience and welfare that HBUT had offered. He indicated that he would fulfill his responsibility, help enhance the international academic exchange and cooperation between HBUT and Bauhaus University, and complete the teaching and research assignment as a lecture professor at HBUT. In the past two years, Professor Rutherford has been invited several times to HBUT for academic lectures and exchanges.
A Brief Introduction to Professor Rutherford:
Prof. Jay Rutherford is currently working as a professor at Bauhaus University, Germany, engaged in design and education. He was conferred a degree in graphic design in the school of applied arts & technology at St.Lawrence University, Kingston, Canada, 1972. Prof. Rutherford also obtained a Bachelor’s degree in visual communication design at Nova Scotia University, 1986. In 1989, he founded a design company named after himself. He had more than 20 years’ teaching experience at arts and design schools of various universities in Germany and Italy. As Prof. Rutherford has been devoted to the application of theories to practice, he has undertaken quite a few open-design projects together with many enterprises, creating economic and practical benefits for society.