Chinese diplomats visit University to highlight international student opportunities

Posted by rmt22 at Mar 13, 2017 01:43 PM |
High ranking officials from the Chinese Embassy in London visited the University of Leicester to strengthen links with Leicester and encourage UK students to spend a study year abroad in China.
Chinese diplomats visit University to highlight international student opportunities

Delegates meet with members of the University Leadership Team

The University of Leicester has a long and proud history of working with China, and recent work to expand our operations in the country has seen increased interest in teaching and research opportunities both at a national and international level.

The delegates, who visited on Tuesday 28 February, explained the opportunities available for British students, which includes the China Scholarship Council now offering scholarships to UK citizens wishing to study in China, either on a summer programme or for a year in a Chinese university.

Mr Wang Yongli, Minister Counsellor for Education, First Secretary Mr Shi Lei and Second Secretary Mr Li Xiaopeng toured the campus, including the new Centre for Medicine and met with the University Leadership team.

Mr Wang is Head of the Education Section and works closely with the Ministry of Education in Beijing and other government-funded organisations in education-related fields. With the University planning to expand operations in China, the visit was vital to showcase the internal flavour of the campus and the work the University undertakes to integrate our more than 1300 Chinese students into the Leicester experience.

The day concluded with a Tea Reception for the Chinese dignitaries, a group of Chinese students and staff who shared their experiences of working and studying at the University of Leicester. Mr Wang was particularly impressed with the Chinese literacy of some of our non-Chinese staff members who spoke fluent Chinese and had lived or studied in the country.

The visitors were also impressed by the University’s wide-ranging engagement with China and indicated their desire to continue to work with the Leicester team on a range of future projects.

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