A delegation led by Wang Dinghua, secretary of the CPC committee of Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), visited Argentina, Brazil, and Costa Rica, from Nov 9 to 17.
The delegation paid visits to the University of Belgrano, the National University of Hurlingham and the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, the Federal University for Latin American Integration (UNILA) and the Confucius Institute at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, as well as the State University of Distance Education and the University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica, where they signed cooperation agreements.
These agreements aimed to expand collaboration in education and research, provide opportunities for student internships and employment, and explore new concepts for building Confucius Institutes and joint education programs.
At the Chinese consulate general in Rio de Janeiro, the Chinese embassy in Brazil, and the Chinese embassy in Costa Rica, the delegation engaged in discussions with embassy officials and BFSU alumni.
During their trip, delegation members held talks with a team from China Education Television, discussing cooperation in multilingual international communication. The BFSU delegation also visited teachers and students participating in the overseas internship program in Latin America.
At the University of Belgrano on Nov 10, Wang introduces BFSU's history, academic strengths, international initiatives and research achievements, saying that he hopes to strengthen cooperation with the university, contribute to Sino-Argentine comprehensive collaboration in politics, economy and culture, and boost national development, world peace and youth exchanges. The two sides also sign a memorandum of understanding. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]
The delegation and representatives from the National University of Hurlingham exchange views on consolidating the foundation of cooperation, expanding collaborative fields, and exploring future development on Nov 10. They sign a framework agreement to solidify their partnership. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]
On Nov 11, the delegation visits the Argentina-China Study Center at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires, learning about the center’s background and the progress of China-related research in Argentina. BFSU and the Faculty of Social Sciences sign a letter of intent for cooperation, and plan to initiate student exchange programs soon. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]
Wang introduces BFSU’s international exchanges and the construction of Confucius Institutes at UNILA on Nov 12. The two sides hold talks on extensive collaboration and the expansion of international educational opportunities. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]
The delegation learned about the operation of the Confucius Institute at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro on Nov 13. Wang said BFSU is willing to develop friendly cooperation with the university to promote cultural exchanges and deepen Sino-Brazilian ties.
Wang introduces BFSU's academic disciplines, talent cultivation and student employment to officials of the Chinese consulate general in Rio de Janeiro on Nov 13, seeking guidance and support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the consulate general for the university’s future development. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]
Wang talks about BFSU’s comprehensive educational model, which focuses on general education, patriotism and humanistic sentiments at the Chinese embassy in Brazil on Nov 14. He also seeks support from the embassy for BFSU to expand exchanges and cooperation in Brazil. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]
Wang expresses his hope to explore more possibilities for future cooperation with the State University of Distance Education in Costa Rica, particularly in the field of distance education, on Nov 16. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]
At UPEACE on Nov 16, Wang speaks highly of the university's mission and responsibilities in resolving regional conflicts, promoting global peace and advancing gender equality, and expresses BFSU’s willingness for comprehensive cooperation in various fields, both on and offline. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]
At the Chinese embassy in Costa Rica on Nov 16, the delegation meets with Ambassador Tang Heng (C), a BFSU alumnus, and expresses BFSU’s willingness to strengthen collaboration with Costa Rican universities and educational institutions. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]
During his visit to Costa Rica, Wang meets with BFSU teachers and students participating in the overseas research program on people-to-people connectivity between the younger generation of China and Latin America. He encourages BFSUers to utilize this opportunity for in-depth exchanges, to foster friendships, and contribute to promoting mutual understanding between Chinese and foreign people. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]