On the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Kazakhstan, the ECNU Kazakhstan Research Center was officially established on November 3rd. Gu Hongliang, Vice President of ECNU and RAKHIMOV RAKHYZMHAN, Consul General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Shanghai, jointly unveiled the Center. The event was presided over by Liu Jun, Deputy Dean of School of Politics and International Relations of ECNU.
Gu Hongliang, in his speech, pointed out that the establishment of ECNU Kazakhstan Research Center came into being in the context of the high-level permanent comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Kazakhstan, representing a significant achievement made by ECNU’s in-depth studies of Kazakhstan and Central Asian issues for many years. Its establishment will also witness a new starting point for ECNU to open the next chapter in Sino-Kazakhstan cooperation, and will surely become an important momentum in promoting the development of bilateral relations. Gu Hongliang also pointed out that the establishment of the Center would further play a role as a link, and promote closer exchanges and cooperation between ECNU and Kazakhstan universities in the fields of scientific research and talent cultivation.
RAKHIMOV RAKHYZMHAN praised the establishment of the ECNU Kazakhstan Research Center and expressed his gratitude to ECNU for cultivating so many outstanding Kazakhstan students over the years. He earnestly expected that the ECNU Kazakhstan Research Center would become an important educational exchange platform between China and Kazakhstan and one of the bridges to enhance the permanent comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
The ECNU Kazakhstan Research Center is located under the School of Politics and International Relations. The Center will bring together academic elites from China and Kazakhstan and other related countries to jointly engage in the role of a think tank.
Editor: Cui Jizhen, Philip Nash