Exploring a Broader Space for Cooperation: The Consul General of the Kingdom of Belgium in Guangzhou Visited SCUT

2022-01-13 ReadCount:68

On the morning of January 10th, Luc Truyens, Consul General of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Belgium in Guangzhou, and Ruben Versmessen, Deputy Consul General, visited South China University of Technology. Vice President Li Weiqing met with the guests, and directors of the International Office and the Office of Global Affairs of GZIC attended the meeting.

South China University of Technology and Belgian universities have a history of cooperation for many years, during which friendly interactions and close contacts are always kept. Li Weiqing introduced the layout of running “one university with three campus” in a high level, and proposed that Belgian universities and South China University of Technology carry out various cooperation programs for teachers and students, actively explore the establishment of academic leagues, and organize various academic and cultural exchange activities to integrate the advantageous resources of both sides and jointly contribute to China-Belgium cultural and educational cooperation and exchanges.

Luc Truyens expressed his strong interest in cooperating with South China University of Technology, especially with Guangzhou International Campus. He introduced the historical development and cultural characteristics of Belgium, and expressed his willingness to further strengthen cooperation with Chinese universities in the context of globalization. He hoped that the two sides will take the exchange of teachers as the starting point to promote cooperation in teaching, especially in the fields such as environment and climate, business, and architectural engineering.

It is reported that South China University of Technology has signed university-level cooperation agreements with three Belgian universities including KU Leuven, Ghent University, and Université Libre de Bruxelles to conduct substantive cooperation such as double degree programs for undergraduates (2+2) and doctoral students. We are constantly strengthening exchanges and will explore a broader space for cooperation.

(Photographed/written by the International Office, translated/proofread by the Office of Global Affairs, GZIC)

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