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CEAIE witnesses MoU Signing between Chinese and Irish universities

Publish Date: 2018-03-16 | Visits: 858
On 15th April, 2018, CEAIE Deputy Secretary-General Shen Xuesong witnessed the signing of three MoUs between Chinese and Irish universities, in the Irish Embassy to China, together with Irish Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney TD and Irish Ambassador to China Eoin O'Leary.

The MoUs were between Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) and Jingchu University of Technology (JCUT), Shangluo University and Chengdu Technological University respectively. They were outcomes of the Overseas Leadership Development Program for Presidents of Central and Western Chinese Universities. The program is designed by the Ministry of Education of China and is implemented by the CEAIE. In November 2017, 20 Chinese university presidents and vice presidents, including those of JCUT, Shagnluo University and Chengdu Technological University, visited Irish HEIs including GMIT and DIT for a three-week study tour on that program.

In his speech at the signing ceremony, Mr. Simon Coveney acknowledged contribution of CEAIE to promoting bilateral educational collaboration. He stressed the importance of educational cooperation, in particular higher education student exchanges between the two countries. 

The signing ceremony was part of the celebration for St. Patrick’s Day at Irish Embassy to China. Before the signing ceremony, an Ireland Education Press Conference was held, at which latest developments of Irish higher education and updates of China-Irish joint educational programs and Irish Universities Association (IUA)—CEAIE internship programs were introduced. 

(by Dept. of TVET Programs and Professional Training, Dept. of International Cooperation)
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