Sichuan education delegation visits Confucius Institute Maastricht

On 22nd May, Confucius Institute Maastricht at Zuyd welcomed a special Chinese delegation from Limburg’s sister province Sichuan. This education delegation consists of presidents and directors from four universities in Sichuan, led by Direct-General of Sichuan Education Department Mr Zhu Shihong.

After their fruitful visit of  Maastricht University,  Zuyd’s Art Faculty, and Province of Limburg, President of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences Mr Luc Verburgh welcomed the delegation at the beautiful meeting room on Brusselsweg 150 at Zuyd’s Confucius Institute Maastricht.  He shared Zuyd’s vision and mission as an applied science university in Limburg. DG Mr Zhu Shihong agreed with Zuyd’s educational focuses on educational research and activities for regional development. He indicated the need for higher education in Sichuan and Limburg to work together, share expertise to face the same social challenges like increased ageing population.

Confucius Insitute Maastricht could be a starting point to support and extend further cooperation in the future. Presidents from the Sichuan universities have invited President Luc Verburgh to visit Chengdu and the university for the future possible collaboration to solve some health issues in both Limburg and Sichuan.