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04 June 2013

 

Xiamne_webProfessor Colin Riordan with delegates from Xiamen University

A senior delegation from Xiamen University has visited the University to find out more about how Cardiff and Xiamen can work together in the future.

Led by Zhan Xinli, Vice President of Xiamen University, the delegates met with Cardiff’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Colin Riordan, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Innovation & Engagement, Professor Hywel Thomas and the Director of the University’s International Office, Richard Cotton.

Professor Riordan commended the positive role Cardiff Confucius Institute had been playing in promoting exchanges and cooperation between Cardiff and Xiamen and expressed his hope that more scholars and students from Cardiff might get a chance to visit or study in Xiamen University.

Vice President Zhan Xinli put forward her constructive opinions concerning the bilateral development and cooperation and she made it clear that Xiamen University will do everything possible to support Cardiff Confucius Institute in order to actively promote the overall and multi-lateral cooperation and exchanges between the two universities.

Executive Director of Cardiff Confucius Institute, Professor Anthony Beresford said: "The Confucius Institute not only provides comprehensive services for promoting Chinese language and culture but also has become a platform and a bridge for exchange, through which more Cardiff University students and staff should be involved in the future."

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