Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini, President of Ain Shams University, witnessed, via video conference technology, the official ceremony held in the Chinese capital, Beijing; To upgrade the Confucius class of Ain Shams University to the Confucius Institute in the presence of more than 100 people from the Egyptian and Chinese sides.
The ceremony took place in the presence of His Excellency the President of the University, Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini, Prof. Dr. Abdel Fattah Saud, Vice President for Education and Student Affairs, Prof. Dr. Ayman Saleh, Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research, Prof. Hisham Tamraz, Vice President for Community Service and Environmental Development, and Prof. Dr. Salwa Rashad, Dean of the Faculty of Al-Alsun, Director of the Confucius Institute at Ain Shams University, Prof. Esraa Abdel-Sayed Hassan, Prof. Shahira Samir, Executive Director of the International Relations and Academic Cooperation Sector, and Prof. Jan Ibrahim, Head of the Chinese Language Department at the Faculty of Al-Alsun, from Ain Shams University.
From the Chinese side, Mr. Yang wei, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Khan ban foundation, Mr. Zhao Lingshan, Vice Chairman of the Board of Khan ban, Mr. Liu Li, President of Beijing Language and Culture University, and Mr. Feng Yunsheng, Chairman of the Board of Directors of China Educational Publishing and Distribution media holdings, Mr. Qian xuhong, President of huadong University “East China Normal University”, Mr. Yang Dan, President of Beijing Foreign Studies university, Mr. Wang Bo, Vice President of Beijing University, Mr. Chen Zhimin, Vice President of Fudan University, and Mr. shen xuesong, Deputy Secretary-General of the China Association for International Educational Exchange, Dr. Yang Bin, Vice President of Xiamen University, and Mr. Li Peize, Chairman of Hankao International Education Technology.
The ceremony was also attended by Mr. Jiao Fangtai, Vice President of Guangwai Foreign Studies University and Mr. Ke Xiaohua, Director of the Office of Confucius Institutes at Guangwai Foreign Studies University . The partner university of Ain Shams University.
In the speech of His Excellency Prof. Mahmoud El-Matini, President of the University, he expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to the Chinese side for the praise and appreciation shown to Ain Shams University, represented by the Confucius Institute, and also gave a full explanation of the achievements of the Confucius Institute, Ain Shams University in the past three years of cultural and scientific activities, camps, grants, competitions and conferences. At the end of his speech, His Excellency Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini, President of the University, thanked the honourable attendance and Khan Ban Foundation for its permanent support to Ain Shams University and Chinese universities.
This upgrade comes in a precedent that is the first of its kind after only three years have passed since the start of work in the chapter, as the official term set by the Chinese side is five years.
This upgrade came against the backdrop of the continuous effort made by the class to overcome all means to help students learn Chinese.
It is worth mentioning that this upgrade will increase the capacity and capacity of the institute and will qualify it to increase and diversify the activities it holds and increase the number of students participating in each of the camps, grants and competitions, in addition to the institute opening other classes for the institute in other places such as universities, institutions and schools in the Republic of the Arab world and even in the Arab world.