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Ye Huiling met with the new President of DUT Professor Thandwa Mthembu

  发布时间: 2016-12-19   信息员:

In the morning of December 13th, the Chair of the University Council Ye Huiling met with Professor Thandwa Mthembu, the new President of DUT, in the Mingde building of FAFU.The two sides reviewed together the development history of the Confucius Institute jointly constructed by two universities, and discussed about how to further promote the exchanges and cooperation between FAFU and DUT  in strengthening the joint construction of the Confucius Institute.

During the meeting, Ye Huiling, on behalf of all the teachers and students of FAFU, firstly expressed sincere congratulations to Professor Thandwa Mthembu on his election as the new President of DUT,and expressed warm welcome to the visit of the new President to FAFU. Then, Ye Huiling briefly introduced the eighty years’development history of FAFU, and the achievements in aspects of talent cultivation, scientific research and social services, etc., and also reviewed the historical moment of the signing ceremony of Agreement on Co-building the Confucius Institute witnessed by the Presidents of the two countries.

Ye Huiling said that “Since the establishment of the Confucius Institute in 2013, FAFU and DUT cooperate closely and exchange frequently in teachers and students between the two universities, which not only made the Confucius Institute of FAFU at DUT be highly affirmed by Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban, but also made more persons in the world know DUT and FAFU by the platform of the Confucius Institute.” Ye Huiling also said that “the establishment of the Confucius Institute of FAFU at DUT had special milestone significance; it was not only an epitome of the friendship forever between the people of our two countries, but also a bridge to promote the exchanges and cooperation between the two universities.” She hoped that, under the leading of the President Thandwa Mthembu, DUT would further support the development of the Confucius Institute of FAFU at DUT, promote the all-round exchanges and cooperation between the two universities, and develop the friendship between the people of two countries to a new level. 

The President Thandwa Mthembu thanked FAFU for the kind invitation and warm reception. He said that “I took my new position since only more than one month,my first visit abroad was to go to China to attend the Global Confucius Institutes Conference and visit FAFU, that’s because DUT attached a great importance to the construction of the Confucius Institute and the cooperation with FAFU.”The President Thandwa Mthembu expressed that, he will continue to promote the cooperation with FAFU as the former president, continue to support the development of the Confucius institute, and continue to develop the close cooperative relationships with FAFU.

After the meeting, the President Thandwa Mthembuvisited the China National Engineering Research Center of JunCao Technology.He hoped to promote the Co-building of a JunCao Research Institute in DUT. It was known that, DUT  has recently changed its president,Thandwa Mthembu was elected as the new president of DUT since October, 2016.

The relevant persons of the General Administration Office, Office of International Cooperation and Exchange, and the Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute of FAFU at DUT attended the meeting.

Correspondant: Office of International  Cooperation and Exchange    Liu Lijun

Photogragher: the Publicity Department    Zheng Qirong  

Translator: Zheng Wei

Auditor: Overseas Education College     Lu Yunhai

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