On December 7, the signing ceremony of the 2nd five-year cooperation agreement between Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and Tallinn University, Estonia, was held in the conference room on the 3rd floor of the Administrative Building. SUFE President Jiang Chuanhai and President of Tallinn University Tiit Land signed the agreement. Yao Lingzhen, Vice President of SUFE, Sun Bing, Director of the Office of the Confucius Institute Affairs, Zhu Lu, Chinese Dean of the Confucius Institute at Tallinn University and Niu Wenguang, Chinese Dean of the Confucius Institute at Tallinn University, attended the meeting and witnessed the signing ceremony. Foreign representatives also included Vice President of Tallinn University, Prit Reiska, and Foreign Dean of the Confucius Institute, Jekaterina Koort.
Prior to the signing ceremony, President Jiang Chuanhai had a cordial and friendly talk with the delegation of Tallinn University. Jiang Chuanhai extended a sincere welcome to the guests, and introduced SUFE in detail in the aspects of elite training, discipline construction, scientific research and international strategic development. He fully affirmed the important role played by the Confucius Institute in promoting international exchanges and cooperation between the two universities, and had high hopes for further deepening cooperation in the next five years.
President of Tallinn University, Tiit Land, highly praised the strength and speed of development of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He said that the past five years of cooperation between Tallinn University and SUFE have been very pleasant and have established a good relationship of cooperation. Also, he expected to carry out long-term and in-depth cooperation in various fields.
The two sides conducted in-depth discussions on exchange and cooperation in the fields of data, humanities, and economics. The two sides also agreed to hold the 6th Confucius Institute Council Meeting in Shanghai next April, and to hold the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Confucius Institute at Tallinn next October. After the signing ceremony, the two sides exchanged gifts.
The delegations of Tallinn University were also invited to participate in the Yangtze River Delta International Forum hosted by SUFE during their stay in Shanghai.
Tallinn University is a comprehensive university located at the center of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. It was established by the Ministry of Education, Tallinn City Government and Tallinn educational institutions. It is one of the largest universities in Estonia. The university is an international university and one of the exchange institutions of the famous EU project.
Translated by Huang Jiaqi
Proofread by Dominic Graham
( From Office of Confucius Institute Affairs)