2019-04-10
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On September 10, a delegation of 11 members from the Penang Du Zhong Education Foundation visited and signed a cooperation agreement with SCNU. The delegation will cooperate with Penang, Malaysia to build a "Postgraduate Teaching base of South China Normal University" to admit part-time postgraduate students, and to cultivate professional and high-quality teachers and administrators for the Penang Chinese Language School. This is the first foreign postgraduate teaching center set up by South China Normal University in cooperation with foreign educational institutions, and also the first international cooperation project for foreign postgraduates.

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Before the signing ceremony, Wang Enke, president of South China Normal University, met with the Penang Education delegation and introduced the internationalization work of our university. He said that the school will give full support to the construction of the Penang graduate teaching center, adhere to the concept of opening schools and serving the community, run international cooperation programs for graduate students, and devote itself to training high-quality and professional teachers and managers for the Penang Chinese schools. He stressed that the relevant functional departments and colleges of the school should carefully refine the cooperative school program and implement the project smoothly.

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At the signing ceremony, Wu Jian, vice president of South China Normal University, on behalf of South China Normal University, signed a cooperative school-running agreement with Du Qianhuan, chairman of the Penang Du Zhong Secondary Education Foundation in Malaysia. Wu Jian said that in recent years, against the background of the "one Belt and one Road" initiative, South China Normal University has maintained close cooperation with the education center of the Du Zhong education center in Penang, and has repeatedly sent delegations to exchange visits. This has laid a solid foundation for further cooperation and win-win cooperation between the two schools. China is building a high level university and first-class disciplines, and actively expanding international exchanges and cooperation. The establishment of the Penang postgraduate teaching center is a new way for Normal University of China to explore the internationalization of postgraduate education, and will further expand the international influence of postgraduate education of normal universities of China.

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At the ceremony, Du Qianhuan, chairman of the Penang Du Zhong Secondary Education Foundation, pointed out that the Penang Du Zhong Secondary Education Foundation is committed to promoting Chinese heritage culture and the development of Chinese language education. Through this cooperation, the Penang Du Zhong Secondary Education Foundation is looking forward to setting up postgraduate teaching centers in Penang, introducing Chinese quality educational resources, and cultivating professional and high-quality Chinese language education for Malaysian Chinese schools. Teachers and administrators will also help Malaysian Chinese and overseas Chinese understand China better, further promote economic, educational and cultural exchanges between Malaysia and China, and contribute to the prosperity and stability of the countries and regions along the "one Belt and one Road" initiative.

After signing the contract, the two sides conducted in-depth exchanges and discussions on the specific implementation plan of the cooperative school running project. Zhang Wei, executive vice-dean of the Graduate School, said that the Chinese teachers will closely meet the teachers' needs of the Penang Primary School, take advantage of our superior disciplines and school-running experience, set up master's degree courses in Penang, formulate enrollment plans and training programs in detail, arrange high-quality teachers to teach, and ensure the quality of teaching. Both sides expressed their hope that there will be further opportunities for cooperation in short-term teacher training, the occupying post of secondary school principal and academic exchanges in the future.

After the ceremony, the Penang Education Delegation, accompanied by its staff, visited the campus of South China Normal University.

It is understood that the Penang Du Zhong Secondary Education Foundation is an active non-governmental Chinese education organization in Penang, Malaysia. Since was establishment in 2007, it has been devoted to promoting the construction and development of five Penang Du Zhong Secondary Schools in the Chinese language. It has provided resources support, organized joint activities, and jointly organized teacher training, which has benefited the majority of Chinese teachers and students. The Penang Du Zhong Secondary Education Foundation has worked closely with five Chinese Du Zhong Secondary Schools to provide high-quality Chinese education as the goal, with the mission of promoting Chinese heritage culture, and striving to make the Chinese Du Zhong Secondary School the best quality school in Malaysia.


Source from Postgraduate School 

Translated by Le Qiang

Proofread by Edwin Baak 

Edited and reviewed by Li Jianru


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