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XTU Inked Cooperation Agreement with Universidad de Leon of Spain


The cooperation agreement signing ceremony of Xiangtan University and Universidad de Leon was held at the First Meeting Room of Foreign Student Apartment on the morning of December 2. Luo He’an, president of Xiangtan University and Jose Angel Hermida Alonso, president of Universidad de Leon, on behalf of their school respectively, signed a cooperation agreement in terms of undergraduate education program of finance, undergraduate education of machine design & manufacturing and automation. Vice President of Xiangtan University Liu Changgeng chaired over the ceremony.

At the speech, President Luo Hean pointed out that since the initial cooperation with Universidad de Leon in 2004, encouraging breakthroughs have been made. First, Confucius Institute in Universidad de Leon was established. Second, Spanish major was offered to undergraduates. Third, cooperatively-run program of machine design & manufacturing and automation was officially approved. Mr. Luo remarked that since the two universities have established comprehensive strategic partnership, both sides welcome more cooperative projects and hope to reap new harvest every time.

The two parties have achieved noticeable results in joint operation of schools. In October 2011, Confucius Institute, Universidad de Leon was set up. Due to the concerted efforts of both sides, the institute gains rapid development and certain influence in Spain. With the help of Universidad de Leon, Spanish is offered to undergraduates of Xiangtan University. The first batch of students majoring in Spanish enrolled in September 2012. The cooperatively-run program of machine design & manufacturing and automation was officially approved in December 2012, making it the first Sino-Spain jointly-run program. 44 students were admitted in this September.