Sargodha University Works out Confucius Institute Conventions with Chinese Partners

Following the marking of MoU between University of Sargodha and Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters) in Beijing within the sight of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chinese chief Le Keqiang on October 8, 2019, Vice Chancellor Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad and Director Pakistan Institute of China Studies Dr. Fazalur Rahman took an interest in the 2019 International Chinese Language Conference” held at Changsha, China.

Uninvolved of the Conference, Hanban sorted out a gathering among the three partners of CI at Sargodha University for example Hanban, Henan Normal University (HNU) and Sargodha University (SU) to work out the subtleties of Implementing Agreement among SU and Hanban. The significant level gathering was gone to by Prof Ma Jianfei, Deputy Chief Executive of Hanban, Prof Zhao Guoxiang, Chairman of the Council at HNU, Vice Chancellor SU, Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad, Mr Zhong Heqing, Cultural Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad, and authorities of the Provincial Education Ministry of Henan Province and the International Department of the Henan Normal University.

Prof Jianfei respected SU’s entrance into the network of worldwide CIs. He clarified the key goals of the CI and trusted that the fifth CI in Pakistan will assume a vital job in creating further comprehension of Chinese language and culture in Pakistan to bring the individuals of two thoughtful nations closer.

Dr. Ahmad said thanks to Hanban, HNU and the Chinese Embassy for making this outstandingly critical open door for SU, which will assist Pakistani youth with acquiring language abilities, grow profound comprehension of Chinese culture and human progress to become valuable accomplices being developed of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as the lead task of the Belt and Road Initiative.

He clarified the vital job of SU for being situated in the rural center point of Punjab and how he imagined to expand upon this chance to profit the young and neighborhood network.

The Chinese partners guaranteed the Vice Chancellor of their full help and trusted the CI at SU will be an achievement in the advancement of Pakistan and China-Pakistan relations.

The gathering at Changsha was trailed by a visit to HNU, which being an accomplice college will share the administration of the CI at SU.

During the conventional gathering, the pioneers and authorities of the two colleges shared their vision and talked about the procedures to be attempted for conclusion of the Implementation Agreement.

 The gathering was gone to by Prof Chang Junbiao, President of HNU, Prof Cheng Yunxiang, Dean of College of International Education, Prof Li Yongxian, Dean of School of Chinese and Literature, Prof. Liang Xiaodong, Dean of Faculty of International Studies, Prof. Liu Xianguo, Dean of College of Physical Education, Prof. DuanXu, Dean of College of Music and Dance, Prof. Ding Xiaosheng, Party Secretary of Life Sciences, and Prof. Du Xuguang, Vice Dean of Academy of Fine Arts.

The meeting concluded by agreeing that:

  • The two sides will make preparations in line with Hanban’s policies for establishing the CI and signing of the Implementation Agreement as soon as possible.
  • CI will be used as a platform for cooperation in the other areas of common interest and resources available in the two universities.
  • Exchange of short academic visits of faculty and students.
  • Creating opportunities for split degree program and scholarships on reciprocal basis.

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