On June 9, with the theme of "Digital Win-Win Cooperation and Development", the opening ceremony of the Seventh China (Ningbo)-CEEC Education Cooperation Exchange and the First CEEC Think Tank Forum was held in Ningbo. At the opening ceremony, the Zhejiang-CEEC Think Tank Educational Alliance was officially inaugurated. With founding missions of building consensus, taking root in Zhejiang, serving China’s overall interests, and providing intellectual support for educational cooperation between Zhejiang and Central and Eastern European countries, the Alliance is committed to promoting the exchange of information and wisdom, and boosting all-round exchanges and cooperation on education, academics, and innovation between Zhejiang and Central and Eastern European Countries.
At the First Full Assembly of the Alliance Council, WMU was elected as a permanent member of the Alliance. Lin Geyin, deputy director of the International Affairs Office of WMU, introduced the cooperation between our university and universities in Central and Eastern European countries and shared the characteristics and highlights of our internationalization education. She looked forward to building cooperation platforms with member institutions to share teaching and research resources and further enhance cooperation with universities in Central and Eastern European countries through the Alliance.
It is reported that WMU has attached great importance to and actively responded to the Belt and Road Initiative. We have been working closely with central and eastern European countries. In 2015, WMU and the Medical University of Lublin, Poland, jointly established the Huatuo Institute, taking international clinical medicine program as its first cooperation project to train international talents of medical treatment, teaching, and scientific research, which is the first overseas clinical medicine education program in China and the first medical education cooperation project between China and Poland. In addition, WMU has established cooperative relationships with the Medical University of Graz in Austria, Semmelweis University in Hungary, Bashkir State Medical University in Russia, and Vitebsk State Medical University in Belarus, in the fields of joint doctoral training, teacher-student exchanges, scientific research, and clinical medicine.