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Jiangxi Normal University Joins Al-Quds University Community

Earlier this week, representatives from Jiangxi Normal University and Al-Quds University met to finalize the agreement to start mutual communications in which both institutions will benefit significantly.

In the memorandum, Dr Imad Abu Kishek, President of Al-Quds University, along with Dr. Chiao Chung Mein, Director of International Exchange at Jiangxi Normal University both agreed on many new exciting projects with this collaboration. These include the establishment of a Confucius Institute at Al-Quds University, as well as starting language, culture and academic exchange programs.

This partnership will in tern lead to collaborative training and research for Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral programs.

The Confucius Institute in Jiangxi Normal University was established in 2007 with the goal of teaching Chinese language and promoting Chinese culture. It is now the only official Institute in the Middle East to give authorized exam certificates (HSK) in the Chinese language.

Dr Abu Kishek talked about Al-Quds University’s academic programs and emphasized the university’s willingness to receive Chinese students to study Arabic and to provide them with the support needed.

Liu Aachung, Ambassador of the Republic of China in Palestine, expressed his delight at the collaboration of these great institutions. He went on to say that he is proud that the institute in Al-Quds University is the first one in Palestine and they look forward to the elite and talented students who will study at the institute and in Chinese universities.

Abbas Zaki, member of the Fatah Central Committee, said “Palestinian’s support China because they believe that it is a state of stability and peace, and we wish to strengthen relations between China and Palestine to materialize our dream of living on a peaceful planet.”

This agreement was signed in the meeting room of the president’s office in the presence of : Mr. Lee Hyun, Director of International Co-operation and Exchange Department in Jiangxi University; Prof. Sari Nusseibeh, professor of philosophy at the university; Dr. Hanna Abdel Nasser, the vice President of Academic Affairs;  Liu Aachung, the Chinese Ambassador in Palestine; Dr. Hassan Dweik, Vice President for Science and Society; and Dr. Mohammed Shalaldeh, General Secretary of Councils’ Association; Dr. Sami Muslim, director of the Institute of Regional Studies; Dr. Rashid Jayyousi, Al-Quds University Central Library director; and a delegation from the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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As China's economy and exchanges with the world have seen rapid growth, there has also been a sharp increase in the world's demands for Chinese learning. Benefiting from the UK, France, Germany and Spain's experience in promoting their national languages, China began its own exploration through establishing non-profit public institutions which aim to promote Chinese language and culture in foreign countries in 2004: these were given the name the Confucius Institute.


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