Representatives of Turiba University participated in the trade mission in Shanghai (1)
From October 25 till October 30, Agita Donina, the dean of the Faculty of International Tourism of Turiba University, and Imants Bergs, the Vice-rector of Development of Studies and International Cooperation, represented the university with the participation in trade mission of education professionals in Shanghai and Ningbo, in People's Republic of China (PRC), which was organized by the Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIAA).
Within the framework of the trade mission there were meetings with representatives of various universities and other educational institutions of Shanghai and Ningbo, discussing the possible establishment of cooperation, as well attending educational exhibition- “China Education Expo – Shanghai 2017”. This annual educational event this year brought together more than 600 representatives of educational institutions from about 40 countries.
Within the journey representatives of Turiba University also visited Zhejiang Yuexiu (ZYUFL), a foreign language university in China, with whom Turiba signed a cooperation agreement this summer in order to strengthen existing cooperation bonds and discuss its further development, thus expanding opportunities for students and lecturers to acquire other national experiences and teaching methods. Taking into account the importance of establishing a cultural and scientific exchange that could promote progress and interaction with different cultures, during this visit emphasis was placed on possible exchange trips for students and lecturers offering different cooperation models.
According to Agita Donina, the Dean of the Faculty of International Tourism of Turiba University,: "In conversations with the representatives of universities and other educational institutions of People’s Republic of China we introduced them to Europe and to European higher education opportunities. This was a great opportunity for us to understand and find out how these higher education institutions work, what are their priorities and challenges in the learning process. The systems are different, in turn heir contact points are not only possible, but even necessary considering the direction of globalization in which we are going. Exchanging opportunities with Chinese higher education institutions would be a great experience because, although the Chinese culture and market are very different, it has a huge potential. The graduate of Turiba University, the manager and representative of LIAA in China, in Shanghai and Ningbo, Kaspars Rozkalns does a fantastic job in promoting higher education exports. "
This event is a part of the LIAA-sponsored export promotion campaign in China in 2017. Turiba University is thankful to Investment and Development Agency of Latvia for the provided opportunity!