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Friday, October 19, 2018
Sino-Polish Consortium Meeting at the Silesian University of Technology

Representatives of Polish and Chinese universities met on Tuesday, 16 October 2018, at the Silesian University of Technology as part of the Sino-Polish University Consortium, the first Polish-Chinese academic consortium that was established last year under the “One Belt One Road” initiative. Participants talked about the role of the university in strengthening Polish-Chinese relations. During the meeting there was also a ceremony of conferring the title of honorary professor of the Silesian University of Technology to Professor Tang Boming, Rector of Chongqing Jiaotong University.

 

The meeting at the Silesian University of Technology was attended by representatives of several dozen Chinese and Polish universities, including Beijing University of Technology, North China University of Technology, Tianjin University of Technology, AGH University of Science and Technology,  Universities of Technology such as: Silesian, Warsaw, Opole and many other universities.

 

- The consortium may play an important role in Polish-Chinese relations. I hope for fruitful cooperation with our partners - said during the inauguration of the meeting, Professor Liu Gonghui, rector of the Beijing University of Technology.

 

- Thanks to the consortium, a group of students and employees from Polish universities have already visited China and gained new contacts- emphasized the Vice-Rector for Science and Development Professor Marek Pawełczyk

 

- I am very happy and proud that I’ve become a honorary professor at the Silesian University of Technology. It’s the first time, I’ve received such a title- said Professor Tang Boming

 

The professor was appointed in recognition of his commitment to cooperation with the Silesian University of Technology, thanks to which, students and doctoral students took part in workshops and internships at Chongqing Jiaotong University. The professor plays also one of the key roles in managing the Sino-Polish University Consortium.

 

Just before the meeting, the agreement between the Silesian University of Technology and Tianjin University of Technology was signed. The cooperation will mainly involve a broader exchange of students of both universities. Representatives of the Chinese university stressed that they hope for permanent relations and regular visits of students and employees of the Silesian University of Technology in China.

 

Sino-Polish University Consortium was established in March 2017. The following rectors of three universities are at the head of the consortium: Professor Liu Gonghui, rector of the Beijing University of Technology, Professor Tang Boming, rector of the Chongqing Jiaotong University and Professor Marek Tukiendorf, rector of the Opole University of Technology. At present, the consortium comprises 27 universities from both countries.

 

The Upper-Silesian-Zagłębie Metropolis was the partner of the event.

Created: Friday, October 19, 2018 11:09 AM, by: Marianna Zając
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