North Campus, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, October 30th to November 6th 2018: SHI Youqi, President of GDUFS, visited Portugal, Cape Verde and Egypt, expanded and strengthened the cooperation of the Confucius Institute as well as explored new high-end international cooperation projects.
Delegation visited ISCTE — Lisbon University Institute
At ISCTE — Lisbon University Institute, SHI Youqi had a talk with Maria das Dores Guerreiro, Vice President of the institute; Jose Paulo Esperança, Dean of School of Finance; Virginia Trigo, Director of the China project; Nelson Antonio, professor from Department of Marketing, and Ma Shaozhuang, Executive Director of China Project. The two principles highly appreciated the history of friendly cooperation between the two schools, and the two sides reached a consensus on continuing to expand the in-depth cooperation in the corresponding disciplines; deepening exchange visits between teachers and researchers; recommending more outstanding GDUFS students to study at the school; adding 2+2 projects at the International College, and recommending more foreign students to study there.
GDUFS signed a memorandum of cooperation with the University of Porto
At the University of Porto, SHI and Vice President Maria de Lurdes Correia Fernandes gave a comprehensive introduction to the two schools and signed a memorandum of cooperation. Antonio Silva Cardoso, Vice President, accompanied the delegation to visit the venue of the Confucius Institute to be built in cooperation with GDUFS.
SHI inspected the site of the Confucius Institute at University of Porto (proposed)
At Cape Verde University, SHI met with Judite Medina do Nascimento, principle of the university. The two sides reviewed the history of good cooperation and frequent exchanges between the two universities since the Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Verde was established. The two sides stated that they would use the Confucius Institute as a link to further strengthen exchanges and cooperation between the two universities and expand new areas of cooperation. During the visit, the delegation attended the meeting of the Confucius Institute at Cape Verde University. SHI empathized with the Chinese teachers and student volunteers working at the Confucius Institute at Cape Verde University. He also visited the new campus of Cape Verde University and the new Confucius Institute office, having a discussion with the project contractor China Longxin Group.
SHI met with principle of Cape Verde University
The meeting went well
SHI and Chinese teachers and volunteers at the Confucius Institute at Cape Verde University
At Ain Shams University, SHI met with vice-president Abdel Nasser B. Singab and Nazmy Abdel-Hamid Abdel-Ghany. The two sides stated that they would actively promote the all-round cooperation in the corresponding disciplines, jointly promote the existing Confucius Classroom as soon as possible to be upgraded to the Confucius Institute, and recently signed a memorandum of cooperation for the joint training of undergraduate and postgraduate students and the joint award of double degrees. SHI visited the Confucius Classroom at University of Ain Chalmers and visited the Chinese teachers working in the Confucius Classroom.
SHI and other members at Ain Shams University
SHI visited the Chinese teachers of Confucius Classroom at Ain Shams University
At Cairo University, SHI held a talk with Vice President Aiman S. EI-Khatib. The two sides stated that they would jointly promote the establishment of the cooperative relationship. The cooperation agreement between GDUFS and Cairo University has entered the review process of the Egyptian Ministry of Education. Once the signing process is completed, GDUFS will be the first Chinese partner of Cairo University. SHI also visited the Faculty of Arts of Cairo University, and talked with dean Ahmed EL-Sherbini el-sayed, Raga Ahmed Aly and Vice President Gamal el-Shazly, Khairy Douma, Director of the Arabic department, and Fehr Mahmoud Shaker, Director of the Arabic Language and Culture Center. They indicated that the student joint training program and teacher exchange visit will be started as soon as possible.
SHI met with vice-president of Cairo University
SHI visited the Faculty of Arts of Cairo University
During the visit, SHI met with CAI Run, the Chinese Ambassador to Portugal, WANG Feng, Counsellorof the Chinese Embassy in Cape Verde, and LIU Yongfeng, Minister of the Chinese Embassy in Egypt. SHI also held a special meeting with SONG Bo, Educational Counsellor of the Embassy of China Ambassador in Egypt, on the construction of Confucius Classroom.
SHI met Chinese Ambassador to Portugal CAI
The delegation called on the temporary representative of the Chinese Embassy in Cape Verde.
The delegation called on the temporary representative of the Chinese Embassy in Egypt，LIU Yufeng
CHEN Yanhui, Director of the Scientific Research Department and Dean of the Chinese Language Institute, CAI Hong, Director of the International Cooperation and Exchange Division and Director of the Office of the Confucius Institute, HE Yanyan, a Portuguese language teacher and Niu Zimu, an Arabic language teacher, accompanied the delegation.