ISHIZUKA Hideki, the Consul General of Japan in Guangzhou, led a delegation to visit GDUFS on the afternoon of October 13th, 2020. Shi Youqi, President of GDUFS, greeted the guests in the VIP Hall of the Administration Building in north campus.
At the meeting
Shi Youqi conveyed his warm welcome to the delegation from the Consulate General of Japan in Guangzhou. He said that GDUFS is a key university with distinct character of internationalization as well as an important base for international talent education, foreign trade cooperation and international strategic research in the South China area. He pointed out that, GDUFS attaches great importance to the exchange and cooperation with Japanese colleges, which accomplishes certain achievements. The Confucius Institute, which was jointly set up by GDUFS and the University of Sapporo in Japan, is the first oversea Confucius Institute that GDUFS has established, building up an exchange bridge between China and Japan; GDUFS has also carried out the CAMPUS Asia project, educating students together with colleges in Japan and Korea, and pioneered an innovative transnational joint teaching pattern that transforms bilateral into multilateral development. Currently, GDUFS, together with Japan colleges, is strengthening academic and cultural exchange relationships between colleges by supporting each other in many different ways as well as innovatively launching various exchange activities.
ISHIZUKA Hideki thought highly of the efficiency of the Japanese major at GDUFS, and Japanese graduates' excellent performances in all walks of life. He mentioned that, although the pandemic has had an impact on the exchanges between China and Japan, Japan always pays great attention to further communication in academics. The Consulate General of Japan in Guangzhou cherishes the friendly collaborations and exchange programs with GDUFS. He anticipate that both can support and continue sharing with each other, maintain consistent cooperative relationships, and explore more new cooperation forms in the future.
Office of International Cooperation and Exchange; the Faculty of Japanese Language and Culture; Faculty of Language and Culture of Asia and Africa; and other related departments took part in the conference. After the meeting, the delegation had a cooperative forum with relevant departments in some specific programs.