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UADY signs letter of intent with the University of Languages and Cultures of Beijing



-The Chinese university has collaboration agreements with 321 higher education institutions from 58 countries and regions of the world


Mérida, Yucatán, May 7, 2019.- With the objective of strengthening mobility, exchange of knowledge and research with foreign institutions, executives of the University of Languages and Cultures of Beijing (BLCU) visited the Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY) with the purpose of strengthening collaboration ties in the areas of information science, finance and other specialties. During the meeting, headed by the Rector of the maximum house of studies, José de Jesús Williams, a letter of intent was signed between both institutions.

The Rector of the UADY said that this link is fundamental in the integral formation of the students and the professionalization of teachers; and the opportunity of exchange and knowledge with other communities is extended to other countries.



The University of Languages and Cultures in Beijing has three faculties, six institutes that report directly to the Department of Education and two research institutes. It offers 15 doctorate programs, 30 master's programs and 27 undergraduate programs; at present, it has established cooperation and exchange relationships with 321 universities and academic institutes in 58 countries and regions of the world.

It has trained 160,000 international students from 176 different countries and regions, who have acquired a solid knowledge of the Chinese language and culture.

Likewise, it was stressed that achieving these alliances is part of the institutional commitments established in UADY’s 2014-2022 Development Plan.

The vice president of BLCU Zhang Baojun said that this first approach provides the opportunity for students, academics and researchers to venture into different learning spaces, such as Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, as well as Information Sciences, Chinese Language, among others. "Both students and academics can make stays, either to learn the Chinese language or teach the Spanish language, and also generate research projects in different branches," he said.


In that sense, he expressed his enthusiasm for strengthening the relationship between both institutions. "It is very important for our university to build ties of cooperation, especially with an institution as recognized as UADY," he said. He commented that he is impressed by the development promoted by the university, as well as by its study programs and facilities of the faculties.

Currently the Beijing University of Languages and Cultures (BLCU) has an enrollment of 48,727 students and scholars, of which 7,172 are foreign students. It also conducts joint training projects among students and researchers, in collaboration with institutions of higher education such as the universities of Webster of America, German of Constance, American of George Mason, as well as of the British of Manchester.

In addition to this, BLCU has established 20 Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms in different countries, winning the University Award for China's excellent cooperation.

In recent years, a hundred professors from that university work abroad, 400 students participate in student exchange projects every year and more than 1,500 young people are annually welcomed.



Source: UADY Press