SUIBE Leaders Meet with Slovenian Education Delegation

On the morning of 24 October, SUIBE Executive Board Chairman Yin Yao was delighted to welcome the Slovenian Delegation of Education headed by Janez Premoze, Slovenian Ambassador to China, and Ivan Svetlik, Chancellor of the University of Ljubljana, to the Gubei campus. Also present at the meeting were Vice President Nie Qing, and school officials from the Foreign Affairs Office, relevant schools and research institutes.


During the meeting, Mr. Yin expressed deep gratitude for the support given by the Slovenian government to the cooperation between universities in the two countries and reviewed the progress made in educational exchanges between SUIBE and Slovenia, saying that SUIBE would continue to strengthen cooperation with the University of Ljubljana, upgrade the level of cooperation and expand the scope of cooperation.


Mr. Premoze spoke highly of SUIBE’s efforts in and contribution to promoting cultural exchanges between Slovenia and China, and noted the Agreement of Reciprocal Recognition of Academic Diplomas and Degrees signed between the education ministries of the two countries on 12 October this year would provide great opportunities for further Slovenia-China cooperation in higher education.

Presiding at the roundtable discussion later, Vice President Nie briefed the Slovenian guests with the current developments and the internationalization scheme of the 13th five-year plan of SUIBE, hoping that the two universities would further collaborate in the development of general education courses, information and statistics, as well as Central and East European Studies. Chancellor Svetlik noted that in addition to the current cooperation in economics, there was room for broad cooperation with SUIBE in social sciences and computer science, and expressed the wish to consolidate and expand cooperation between the two sides. Officials from relevant schools and research institutes from the two universities also discussed potential areas and programs for future cooperation.


After the roundtable discussion, the 2016 Meeting of Board of Governors for the Confucius Institute Ljubljana was convened by the two universities. The Slovenian guests also visited facilities such as the Gubei 620 Entrepreneurship Incubation Center.


China’s initiative of cooperation with Central and East Europe is a grand diplomatic strategy implemented since 2012, which complements China’s One Belt, One Road Strategy. Through institutions such as the Confucius Institute and the Center for Central and East European Studies, SUIBE is actively involved in cooperation with the 16 countries in Central and East Europe including Slovenia and has, so far, produced fruitful results. The cooperation between SUIBE and the University of Ljubljana has been lauded on many occasions by the governments of the two countries.