Educational Exchange with Baltic States Strengthened
FromChina Scholarship Council Date:10-16-2014 Attention:7303       Print

Entrusted by the Ministry of Education, China Scholarship Council organized a delegation consisting of 16 Chinese universities including Peking University to the Baltic Educational Fair which is organized by the Baltic Council for International Education in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia during September 24th and October 1st, 2014. On the Educational Fair, the local students showed great interest in Chinese universities and studying in China. It is estimated that the 16 Chinese universities have provided consultation for more than 2000 students, offering over 3000 pamphlets. Almost 70 students applied to study in China on the spot by filling in the application form.

Baltic students showed great interest in studying in China

Taking full advantage of this precious opportunity, the delegation held exchange activities with the local universities in the three states. Leaders from over 10 local high schools and 19 Baltic universities including Vilnius University, Kaunas University of Technology, University of Tartu and Tallinn University of Technology participated in the activities. The face-to-face communication led to great achievements such as cooperation initiatives on student exchange and inter-school cooperation between the two sides.

exchange activity with the local universities

The delegation also paid a visit to the teaching buildings and dormitory areas for international students in Vilnius Normal University, having a better understanding of Chinese students’ life there through the communication with the students. Mr. Algridas Guizutis, President of the university, gave an introduction to the school’s development and expressed his desire to cooperate with Chinese counterparts.

a visit to Vilnius Normal University

Chinese embassies in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia placed great importance on the delegation. Mr. Liu Zengwen, Chinese Ambassador in Lithuania and Mr. Yang Guoqiang, Chinese Ambassador in Latvia presented at the Education Fair and held talks with the delegates. Mr. Qu Zhe, Chinese Ambassador in Estonia introduced the bilateral relations between China and Estonia in the Chinese embassy. The three ambassadors acknowledged the unique role played by the educational exchange and cooperation in promoting the bilateral relations between China and other countries and expressed the common wish that China further deepen the cooperation and communication in education with the Baltic states.

Chinese Ambassador met the delegates at the Education Fair