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ASIA-LINK SYMPOSIUM EU-China Cooperation in Higher Education Was Held in Beijing
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  "ASIA-LINK SYMPOSIUM: EU-China Cooperation in Higher Education", jointly organized by China Scholarship Council and the European Commission, was successfully held in Beijing on October 19 2007. Madam Wu Qidi, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Education of P. R. China, Mr. Zheng Guoan, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Science and Technology of P. R. China, Mr. Jan Figel, EU Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth, European Commission, Mr. Serge Abou, EU Ambassador, Delegation of the European Commission to the P. R. China and Mongolia, and Mr. Quartin Santos, Ambassador of Portugal to the P. R. China, EU Presidency, spoke at the opening ceremony.

More than 300 participants and representatives from government, Embassies of EU member states in China, and higher education institutions, took part in the Symposium.

With EU-China Higher Education Policy and Cooperation as its main topic, the Symposium provided a platform for high-level dialogue between government officials, key senior managers and policy makers, and representatives from higher education institutions and academic networks from both China and Europe.

The plenary session of the Symposium on the morning of October 19 presented the state of the art on the higher education and research collaboration between the EU and China and discussed options and alternatives to further enhance this cooperation. Mr. Cao Guoxing, Director-General, Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges, Ministry of Education, P. R. China, contributed a key-note speech entitled "International Exchange of Education in China and Priorities in Cooperation with the EU."

At the parallel sessions in the afternoon, government officials and representatives from higher education institutions and academic networks from China and Europe also made presentations on international education and exchanged extensive ideas on EU-China cooperation in higher education.
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