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China Ministry of Education officials visit AIT

A delegation of senior officials from the People’s Republic of China led by Mr. Chen Xiangyang, Director, Department of Personnel, Ministry of Education visited the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 28 December 2014 to explore possibilities of cooperation.

China Ministry of Education officials visit AIT

Mr.Sun Hui, Prof. Sivanappan Kumar, Mr. Chen Xiangyang, Mr. Guo Jin, Mr. Zhou Gaoyu, and Dr. Tenzin Rabgyal.

The delegation included representatives of Department of Personnel, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, and the Embassy of China to Thailand,

Meeting with Prof. Sivanappan Kumar, Vice President for Academic Affairs, AIT, Mr. Chen Xiangyang stated that he was keen to engage with AIT, and offered his help to strengthen AIT's relationship with the China Scholarships Council (CSC). Mr. Guo Jun, Director, Office of General Affairs, Department of International Cooperation and Exchange, Ministry of Education, suggested that AIT can engage with Chinese universities through their respective international offices. They were accompanied by Mr. Sun Hui, Program Officer, Department of Personnel, Ministry of Education.

Mr. Zhou Gaoyu, First Secretary of Education, Embassy of People’s Republic of China, stated that many Thai university officials have been visiting China to explore partnerships in the field of economy, culture and education. AIT has a long partnership with China, and the Chinese Embassy will support AIT in furthering its partnership with Chinese academic institutions.

Dr. Qin Jie, Deputy Director of International Cooperation and Exchange Office from Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL), Chongqing evinced interest in faculty and student exchange, and joint research programs with AIT.

Prof. Kumar briefed the visitors about the various academic offerings at AIT. Prof. Kumar spoke about the the partnership between AIT and the China Scholarship Council (CSC). He also informed them that two teachers from China are now serving at AIT to reach Chinese language.

SWUPL officials who joined the deliberations included Ms. Zhang Ya, Deputy Director of Student Affairs; Assoc. Prof. Pei Pu, Associate Dean of School of International Law; Mr. Gan Guoqian, Deputy Director of Postgraduate Department; and Mr. Wang Zeyin, Program Director of School International Law. Dr. Tenzin Rabgyal, Coordinator, Admissions and Scholarships, AIT, also attended the meeting.

AIT students who met with the delegation included Qi Xinjian, Aishajian Ali, Haoran Zhang, Yingping Dong, Huang Zhirong, Kebu Ma, Li Lu, Li Wenbo and Zhao Min.