From March 4 to 9, Professor Liu Ying paid a visit to several schools in Italy.
On March 4, she visited the Second University of Rome. In “Tor Vergata”, Professor Liu was greeted by its president’s representative, dean of its School of Economics, and a professor from its Italian Language Center. Both parties discussed close cooperation issues, such as the establishment of an Italian Language Center here on our campus, the use of its platform as a forum to conduct economic research as well as student and teacher exchanges.
On March 6, our delegation visited the ancient city of Assisi. Professor Liu was received by the founder of Assisi Italian Language School, Professor Angelo Chiuchiu, who was also a creator of course books and teaching methods that are tailor-made for Chinese students. Professor Liu suggested that our Chinese students should get actively involved in translating its tourist literature for its travelers, thus leaving our mark on its tourism.
On March 7, our delegation visited its oldest higher-learning institution in language and cultural education and communication, Perugia University for Foreigners. Received by its president and a school representative in charge of international cooperation and exchanges, our delegates discussed the possibility of the establishment of a language testing center so that language learners in Northeast China can sit their CELI Italian language test on our campus. Both parties also covered mutual exchanges of teachers and students.
On March 8, our delegates visited the art city of Bergamo. And in Bergamo University, its vice president and its international relations official in charge of Asian projects received our delegation. Their mutual exchange discussions also covered jointly-run post-graduate programs.
And finally on March 9, in its third largest city of Turin, Professor Liu visited the University of Turin, where she was received by its vice president in charge of foreign relations and school president of its Confucius Institute, who indicated the sincere wish of their Italian students to further their Chinese cultural studies in China, thus promoting mutual exchanges between our both universities.