Delegation from Huaqiao University (HQU), China
2017 April 25

A delegation from Huaqiao University (HQU), China visited the University of Peradeniya on 25 April 2017. The visit was aimed at initiating collaborations between HQU and UoP in exchanges of faculty and joint research collaboration, joint workshop or international conferences and staff training in the relevant disciplines. Prof. Jia Yimin, President of Huaqiao University (HQU) visited UoP along with Prof. Zhao Xincheng, Director, Office of International Exchange & Cooperation, HQU, Prof. Xu Peiyuan, Director, Maritime Research Institute, HQU, Prof. Zhang Xiangqian, Director, Office of Development & Planning, HQU, Mrs. Zhang Xueli Media Personnel and Mr. Indrananda Abeysekara, Chairman of the Sri Lanka-China Social and Cultural Corporation Association. The delegates met the Prof. Upul B Dissanayake, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya and Dr. Nanda Gunawardhana, Director of the International Research Centre.

The discussions were resulted in initiating discussions to establish a China Language Centre at Peradeniya including Chinese language staff training, student exchange for China Language programmes, exchange Chinese teachers to Peradeniya, and staff members from UoP will be awarded scholarships to visit China to participate in a Chinese Language Training programme which programme will be initiated in September 2017. It was further discussed to initiate research collaborations between HQU and UoP in the areas of Chinese Traditional Medicine and Pharmaceutical research. The event was coordinated by the International Research Centre.