CUEB President Fu Zhifeng Visits CSU and Attends Confucius Institute Council Meeting
During the visit, Mr. Fu held in-depth talks on the cooperation initiatives with his U.S. counterpart Ronald Berkman, Executive Vice-President Zhu Jianping and Vice-President Cindy Skaruppa. Agreement was also reached on an array of agendas incorporating scholar visit, students exchange, and research collaboration. Both parties expected the Confucius Institute to serve as a platform that will boost mutual cooperation and communication, which, hopefully, will lead to breakthroughs in the abovementioned aspects in the coming year.
Ronald Berkman sent his warm welcome to the CUEB delegation and spoke highly of the fruitful results achieved since the founding of the Confucius Institute, which has not only been well received in Cleveland but also garnered full recognition by Hanban.
Fu Zhifeng believed the successful operation of the Confucius Institute at CSU is conducive to the development of both universities and that joint efforts should be made to develop the institute with distinctive features. This platform will facilitate China-US comprehensive cooperation on education, culture and technology, and benefit the collaboration between CUEB and CSU. The meeting also witnessed the renewal of CUEB-CSU MOU on the Confucius Institute Council.
At the invitation of CSU Urban Studies, President Fu visited the college after the meeting and held talks with its Dean Roland V. Anglin and vice-Dean Robert Gleeson. They shared insights on how to expand the existing joint research projects and conduct staff visit, lecturing, on-the-job training and students exchange, etc. in related domains.
Moreover, CSU President Ronald Berkman also set up a meeting between Kirk Schuring, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Ohio House of Representatives, and President Fu Zhifeng, who made an introduction of CUEB and the Confucius Institute.