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Date:2019-04-04Read:11

Opening Ceremony of the Fourth International Symposium on EU RICH-ED Cross-Cultural Competence in Higher Education On Campus

On March 31st, our university saw the opening ceremony of International Symposium on EU RICH-ED Cross-Cultural Competence in Higher Education on western campus. Held by Sino-German Institute of Design and Communication of Zhejiang Wanli University, the symposium, also known as the fourth training conference of EU RICH-ED Cross-Cultural Competence in Higher Education, attracted twenty-six Chinese and western scholars and experts over three days.

Attending the conference were renowned scholars in the field of cross-cultural competence from eight universities from four countries: Doctor Prue Holmes from Durham University in Britain, Doctor Jin Lixian from University of Nottingham Ningbo, and other professors from University of Leuven in Belgium, University of Bologna in Italy, Zhejiang Wanli University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Jilin University and Hangzhou Dianzi University. Professor Ying Min, President of Zhejiang Wanli University, attended the opening ceremony and made a speech in which he stressed the significance of the international project. Professor Ying said that one of the priorities of the internationalization of higher education is to cultivate talents with cross-cultural communication competence and with capability of handling international jobs under the B & R Strategy. He said this program would greatly influence the faculty and students in their teaching and learning.

Professor Van Maele of Leuven University and Zhang Yiping, Vice Dean of Sino-German Institute of Design and Communication also delivered keynote speech respectively at the ceremony . This symposium helps to quicken the process of our university’s internationalization by promoting the international fame of our university in cross-culture research field, enhancing the research capabilities of our teaching faculty, and developing our students’ cross-cultural competence.