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EXPANDING THE BULGARIAN-CHINESE COOPERATION IN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

In the period from June 8th to 12th, 2015, the second China (Ningbo) – CEEC Educational Cooperation Conference was held in Ningbo, China of which theme is aimed at “Jointly Building the Silk Road and expanding educational cooperation”. The activity has invited 250 representatives both from governments, universities and schools of China and 14 Central and Eastern European countries, including Poland, Estonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, Montenegro and etc.
In accordance with the official invitation from the University of Technology, Ningbo, China, a delegation of prof. Petar Kolev, DSc – rector, Assoc. prof. Daniela Todorova, PhD – vice-rector in Research and Foreign Affairs and Assoc. prof. Maria Hristova, PhD – vice dean of Telecommunications and Electrical Equipment in Transport Faculty from “Todor Kableshkov”, University of Transport participated in the event.
Many discussion activities on educational cooperation and communication have been organized. In the course of discussion, representatives from 8 CEE countries and some educational institutes from Ningbo went into deep negotiation about the proposal for the establishment of China – CEEC Educational Alliance. A manifesto for Promoting Education Cooperation and Exchanges between China and countries from Central and Eastern Europe was signed.
The Bulgarian delegation reported to the participants in the conference the real results that have been achieved as a result of the cooperation between Ningbo University of Technology and “Todor Kableshkov” University of Transport. A paper, concerning the Bulgarian-Chinese cooperation in research and education was also presented at the event. The rector of “Todor Kableshkov” University of Transport officially bestowed to the vice-rector of Ningbo, University of Technology prof. Bao Jilong, PhD, the certificates of the Chinese academic staff, who are nominated for directors of studies of four PhD students from “Todor Kableshkov”, University of Transport. The rector – prof. Kolev, DSc – conducted official conversations both with the deputy-minister in Education and Science of China and the deputy-mayor in Education of Ningbo about future cooperation between the two universities in the frame of education, research and exchange of students, PhD students and academic staff from Bulgarian and China, as well as education of students in bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The representatives from both countries reported progress in their academic exchange and suggested the cooperation between the two universities to be expanded.