Beijing, 21st March, 2017 (BISTU)--- On behalf of BISTU, President Wang Yongsheng signs agreement on construction of Sino-Polish University Consortium under the “Belt and Road” Imitative to further expand BISTU educational internationalization.
Sino-Polish University Consortium is established, in response to the call of national Belt and Road Initiative and other key conferences, by some Beijing universities, Chongqing universities, and Polish universities. It aims to promote civil communication and exchange between the two countries, enhance universities’ competence in serving national key strategies, improve education quality in universities, and actively push forward comprehensive reform on education and educational internationalization. It is a platform to boost vitality and quality of universities as well as an international platform for nurturing globalized intellectuals, building up educational international brands, promoting scientific coordinated innovation and humanistic communication, and strengthening all-around exchange and cooperation between Chinese and Polish and other Eastern European universities. As a member of the Consortium, BISTU has a much broader stage to serve Beijing as the Capital of “four centers” and to continuously promote internationalized education.
On the meeting, Wang Yongsheng introduces BISTU to representatives of Polish institutions and conducts in-depth communication with Dr. Arkadiusz Mężyk, Rector of Silesian University of Technology, and reaches consent on future cooperation. The Ceremony is held in Beijing University of Technology and attended by senior leadership of Beijing Municipal Education Commission, Chongqing Municipal Education Commission, and over 50 presidents (vice presidents ) from Beijing and Polish universities. It is hosted by VP Wu Bin of Beijing University of Technology and addressed respectively by Chairman Zheng Jichun of Beijing University of Technology and President Marek Tukiendorf of Opole University of Technology. Following background introduction offered by President Liu Gonghui of Beijing University of Technology, the meeting also discusses constitution and cooperation suggestions of the Consortium.