On the morning of Nov. 30th, ASEAN-China Private Higher Education Development and Cooperation Forum was inaugurated at Shushan Hall in the USY under the guidance and support of ASEAN-China Center, SEAMEO RIHED and China’s Non-Government Education Association. Representatives of 16 private universities and 4 higher education organizations from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines, Myanmar and Cambodia attended the Forum, together with 10 private universities in China. The forum aims at establishing interactive and cooperative platforms between private higher education institutions in China and ASEAN countries, sharing successful stories of cooperation and useful experience garnered in their respective and distinctive processes of development, and probing into tangible approaches to fostering cultural exchanges as well as to establishing normal cooperation mechanisms among these institutions.
ASEAN-China Forum for Private Higher Education Development and Cooperation
Among the distinguished guests who made speeches at the opening ceremony were Mme. Yang Xiu-ping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), Mr. Kong Ling-de, Deputy Director of the Education Department of Hainan Province, Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Center Director of SEAMEO RIHED, Mr. Dai Yu-ming, Vice Mayor of Sanya Municipal Government, Ms. Ji Ping, Director General of Higher Education Professional Committee of China’s Non-Government Education Association, Mr. Liu Bao-li, Executive Secretary-general of the Organizing Committee of China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week. Mr. Wang Zuo-shu, Chairman of China Association for Non-government Education, sent a message of congratulation. Mr. Lu Dan, Secretary of Party Committee and President of USY, made a welcome speech to extend a warm welcome to all guests present.