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Belarus, China sign 17 new agreements in education

 A Belarusian delegation visited Beijing to participate in China Education Expo on 16-22 February. The exposition “Education in Belarus” presented educational programs of leading Belarusian universities, BelTA learned from the press service of the Education Ministry.

“As of today, more than 530 direct cooperation agreements have been signed between educational institutions of Belarus and China. Mutual academic mobility has been growing for many years. About 8,000 Chinese citizens study at educational institutions of our country, almost 500 Belarusians study at universities of China. We are actively working on establishment of joint educational facilities. There are seven of them now: three laboratories, two centers and two institutes. The possibility of organizing joint training of senior researchers is also under discussion. Educational institutions of the two countries are implementing 40 joint educational programs of the first and second stages of higher education, 10 of which were developed in the last two years,” the press service informed.

China Education Expo continued the positive cooperation in the field of education. Belarus was represented by major universities: Belarusian State Economic University, Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Minsk State Linguistic University, Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts, Sukhoi Gomel State Technical University, Belarusian National Technical University, Euphrosyne of Polotsk State University of Polotsk and Kuleshov Mogilev State University.

"The thematic exposition ‘Education in Belarus' aroused great interest among visitors to the expo. Belarus presented a wide range of projects and training programs in various specialties to showcase the educational potential of Belarusian institutions of higher education. The collective thematic exposition of Belarus' major institutions of higher education was the most popular among Chinese applicants and heads of leading Chinese universities. It is worth noting that the Belarusian delegation was the only foreign delegation at the expo. The Belarusian exposition drew more than 2,000 young visitors interested in studying in Belarus," the Education Ministry noted.

During the exhibition Belarusian representatives met with the Secretary General China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) Wang Yongli and division head of the International Cooperation and Exchange Department of the Ministry of Education of China Liu Jianqing. During the visit the Belarusian delegation also visited Langfang Shugao High School (Xianghe County), the largest consulting agencies Talent Education Charitable Foundation, Jin Jile, Beijing Hangzhou Learning Co., Ltd, China's higher education institutions - Beijing Language and Culture University and Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture.

“During the talks at the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, the parties discussed the possibility for Belarusian higher education institutions to join the international engineering and architecture consortium of educational institutions. As a result of the meetings of the representatives of the Belarusian universities in the Chinese universities and consulting companies a total of 17 agreements on cooperation in educational services were signed, and 16 agreements were prepared for signing. The organizers and participants of the exhibition noted the high level of presentation of Belarusian educational opportunities, which will contribute to the prestige of the Belarusian education,” the Education Ministry said.