Slovak Deputy PM visits ECNU


6 November, Deputy Prime Minister of Slovakia Richard Rasi paid a visit to ECNU with his delegation to hold talks with ECNU leaders on exchange and cooperation between the two countries in higher education.

Slovak Deputy PM visits ECNU.

Tong Shijun,chairman of the ECNU University Council, meets with the delagation from Slovakia.

Tong Shijun, chairman of the ECNU University Council, enjoys close ties with Richard Rasi and noted his memorable visit to the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. Rasi’s visit to ECNU comes at the same time as the second annual China International Import Expo in Shanghai.

Tong Shijun, chairman of the ECNU University Council

ECNU is committed to playing an exemplary role in teaching and higher education, enhancing the contribution of disciplinary research to the society and promoting international cooperation and exchanges, said Tong Shijun. I hope in the future it will continue to expand and deepen cooperation in academic research with Slovak universities, and help strengthen friendship between Shanghai and Bratislava as well as between the two nations.

Rasi said it was a great honor for him to visit ECNU, which impresses him as a garden university. This year also marks the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Slovakia. China and Slovakia’s relations are closer now than before as a result of an initiative between China and seventeen Central and Eastern European Countries (known as 17+1). China and Slovakia have been dedicated to exploring cooperation in technological innovation and scientific research, the likes of building smart cities.

Deputy Prime Minister of Slovakia, Richard Rasi

The Slovak leader stressed that innovation carries a big weight in social development and it is an effective way to pursue and realize a better life. Rasi said that the role of scientific and technological innovation forms a bridge of cooperation between countries in international relations.

At the meeting, scholars from both sides held discussions on the history of Sino-Slovak cooperation centering around Wisdom and Sustainable Development. They exchanged their experiences in research platforms and discussed the progress of ongoing projects.

Sha Zukang, former under-secretary-general of the United Nations, delivers a speech.

Natalia Turcinova, a Ph.D. student in ECNU's Faculty of Education gives a speech.

On behalf of international students, Natalia Turcinova, a Ph.D. student in ECNU's Faculty of Education gave a speech on her research of the comparison of environmental education in China and Slovakia in fluent Mandarin-Chinese. She gave a brief introduction about the five years of her life and study in China and expressed thanks to her Chinese peers for their hospitality and help. “I’m very grateful for this opportunity to be here with you today." she said. "And I'm very much looking forward to the next four years of study."

Edited by Siyuan Zhang   Proofread by Joshua Mayfield    Reviewed by Wenjun Guo


East China Normal University