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[November 07, 2012]
Zhejiang University Week kicks off in Germany
BERLIN, Nov 07, 2012 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Prestigious Zhejiang University of China launched week-long activities here on Wednesday to present its disciplinary advantages and latest achievements.
"Zhejiang University Week" was jointly organized by Zhejiang University, Berlin Institute of Technology (TUB), Free University of Berlin (FUB) and Humboldt University of Berlin.
The event, held during the 2012 EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue, aims to further promote China's education and culture in Europe and enhance substantive cooperation between Zhejiang University and its counterparts in Germany and Europe as a whole.
"We hope this year's activities, with the participation of the younger generation of scholars and students, would contribute remarkably to the bilateral friendship and close ties between Chinese and German universities," said Yang Wei, president of the Zhejiang University.
"Universities cannot solve the society's problems by themselves and within their own framework. They have to expand their cooperation," said TUB President Dr.-Ing. Joerg Steinbach in an interview with Xinhua.
"So the need for internationalization is absolutely assisting.
Therefore, it is helpful to work with the most distinguished and most famous universities worldwide," he said.
"We have 30 years' experience in cooperating with Zhejiang University, and their projects always proceed very well. We are looking forward to pursuing this kind of cooperation with great expectation," he said.
In Berlin, Zhejiang University formally launched a scholarship for foreign students which aims to attract more outstanding students from Europe and other parts of the world to study in Zhejiang University.
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