Vice Chancellor Visits Honghe University, China
Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne, the Vice-Chancellor, of the University of Colombo visited Honghe University on 11th December 2019. Professor Gan Xuechun, President of Honghe University and Professor Zhang Canbang, the Vice President welcomed Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne at the Mingde Building. Professor Gan Xuechun presented the general situation, history, vision and the mission of Honghe University at the meeting with Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne. He also introduced the culture of the ethnic groups, Hani and Yi, which characterize the culture in Honghe prefecture, especially the Hani terrace, one of the World Intangible Culture Heritages. Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne said that the new Chinese Stream Course which is planned to commence in the University of Colombo in next three years will be very helpful with the growing need for Chinese language, especially in tourism, and also to increase the popularity of the Confucius Institute. Both parties exchanged valuable views on future cooperation. After the meeting, Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne visited the library of Honghe University with Professor Zhang Canbang, Vice President and took a close look at the facilities.
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