LAHORE - A high-level delegation of Chinese education experts Wednesday visited the Government College University and met with Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khaleequr Rahman to discuss the scope of collaborations between GCU and Chinese universities.

The six-member delegation, led by Beijing Municipal Education Commission (BMEC) Deputy Director General Zheng Degnwen, also included Capital Normal University, China Vice President Shen Qainfan, Beijing International Education Exchange Center Director Gu Taingang, Xicheng District Commission of Education Vice Director Zhang Yanjun and Chinese Embassy, Islamabad Cultural Attache Simin Chen.

The Chinese delegation discussed with Vice Chancellor in detail the scope for student and faculty exchange programs, joint research projects and academic programs offered by the GC University, Lahore. The meeting also deliberated upon the issues related to language and cultural barriers.  Speaking on the occasion, Zheng Degnwen shared good news that a large number of scholarships were available for Pakistani students for studying in Beijing universities. He also pledged to provide scholarships to GCU students for exchange programs with Beijing universities.

Talking to the delegation, Vice Chancellor Prof Rahman said that GCU had active academic linkages with seven Chinese universities and was looking forward for new faculty and student exchange programs. He also said that GCU had recently established a Chinese Studies Centre to promote an understanding about Chinese culture and language among Pakistani students.