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XTU Sealed Cooperation Agreements with Universidad de Leon of Spain



From August 6 to 8, Jose Angel Hermida Alonso, president of Universidad de Leon of Spain, Jose Luis Chamosa Gonzalez, vice president of Universidad de Leon and Juan Lanero Fernandez, dean of Confucius Institute of Universidad de Leon visited Xiangtan University, and signed an executive agreement on jointly establishing Confucius Institute and an agreement on jointly cultivating new degree and double degree programs with our university, as well as passed budget report of initial capital of Confucius Institute.


On the afternoon of August 6, the two sides held an informal discussion. Vice President of Xiangtan University Liu Changgeng chaired the discussion, and Party Chief of Xiangtan University Xiao Guo’an delivered a welcoming speech and briefed the Spanish guests on the history, status quo and development thought of the university. Mr. Xiao remarked that XTU boasts of unique advantages in politics, foundation, subject, culture and social reputation. The all-round cooperation will enhance competitiveness and international influence of both universities and achieve win-win result. Mr. Jose Angel Hermida Alonso made a brief introduction of Universidad de Leon, and pointed out the long-standing cooperation of the two universities indicated that collaboration facilitated better development. The joint establishment of Confucius Institute by Xiangtan University and Universidad de Leon serves as a milestone and new development opportunity for bilateral cooperation. The both parties will formulate long-term development goal for Confucius Institute in a bid to stimulate its sound and rapid development. In addition, the two sides probed into social issues and research projects of common interest such as ageing of population, environmental protection, new energy technology and social security. Afterwards, at the signing ceremony, on behalf of their respective university, Xiao Guo’an and Jose Angel Hermida Alonso sealed Executive Agreement on Jointly Establishing Confucius Institute in Universidad de Leon by Xiangtan University and Universidad de Leon.


On the morning of August 7, Vice President Liu Changgeng, chief leaders of International Exchange Center and International Exchange School conducted in-depth and thorough discussion with Jose Luis Chamosa Gonzalez and Juan Lanero at the Second Meeting Room of Foreign Student Apartment. They reached agreement on the preparatory work of Confucius Institute, joint cultivation of double degree program and launching capital budget report of Confucius Institute. The two sides decided to ink new detailed regulations on jointly cultivating double degree program, and passed budget report of initial capital of Confucius Institute drafted by International Exchange Center and Juan Lanero.


On the morning of August 8, both parties held a signing ceremony at the First Meeting Room of Foreign Student Apartment. On behalf of their respective school, Liu Changgeng and Jose Luis Chamosa Gonzalez sealed Agreement on Jointly Cultivating Program by Xiangtan University and Universidad de Leon (revise). Jose Angel Hermida Alonso, Director-General of the council of Confucius Institute, Universidad de Leon, Zeng Xinmin, dean of International Exchange School of Xiangtan University and Juan Lanero signed Application for Initial Capital of Confucius Institute, Universidad de Leon.


Confucius Institute, Universidad de Leon is the first one set up by Hunan-based university in Western Europe and Northern Europe. It is scheduled to be unveiled this October, when Chinese and Western high-level leaders as well as delegation of our university will attend the unveiling ceremony.

 (International Exchange Center)