Lahore:December 08: Government College University (GCU) and China University of Geosciences, Wuhana (CUG) Monday signed an MoU under which Chinese students from CUG will study Pakistan Studies and other subjects at Summer School of the GCU’s Centre for Excellence Chinese Studies (GCU-CECS) every year.
GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah and CUG Institute of Environment and Conversation Law Director Prof Dr Huang Delin on behalf of his university's President Prof Wang Yanxin signed the six-point Memorandum of Understanding under which 20 Chinese students would attend the Summer School where they would study Pakistan Studies, English, Pak-China Friendship etc. As many as six students from GCU would also study Chinese language, culture and economic system for one month at CUG every year free-of-cost, while the Chinese university would also support two GCU students to get admissions in its MS/MPhil programmes under a programme of China Scholarship Council.
Addressing the accord signing ceremony, CECS Director Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt said CUG was top national university of China in geosciences, and it would be great opportunity for GCU students to study for one month at CUG where they would be provided free accommodation, food and local transport. He said CECS was also supporting GCU students in their research projects related to Chinese culture, history, political system and economics.
GCU Director Academic Planning and External Links Ms Fauzia Shaheen said the GCU-CUG accord also included faculty and staff exchange programme and collaboration in research projects especially in the field of social sciences and languages. Vice Chancellor Prof Shah said there would be significant social and cultural impact of Pakistan-China Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the region, which was needed to be anticipated and both nations should also prepare for it to draw maximum benefits from this project. He said that presence of Chinese students on campus would also give GCU students an opportunity to learn Chinese cultural and language through a direct interaction with them. The VC added GCU would provide every possible facility to the Chinese students and was also ready to host them in winters as well. Prof Dr Huang Delin said CUG was also looking forward to collaborate with GCU for holding conferences, seminars and workshops in topics of mutual interests. Dr Xiaqqing Xie, Associate Professor of CUG School of Public Administration, and CUG Alumni Association Vice Chairman Lawrence Lu also addressed the MoU signing ceremony.The news.