Such agreement was reached during the talks between Armenia’s Education and Science Minister Armen Ashotyan and Chinese officials.
Ashotyan, who was in China on an official visit and as a member of the delegation from the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), met with Hao Ping, Vice Minister of Education of China. Ping underscored the need to expand cooperation and exchange knowhow in the domains of education and science. He added that an Armenian language and culture center will open in one of the universities in China.
In his turn, Ashotyan stated that there is a growing interest in Armenia toward the Chinese language, and more number of Armenians wants to study in Chinese institutions of higher learning. The minister informed that a Chinese immersion high school will open in Armenia in the coming years.
In China, the RPA delegation also visited the Capital Normal University (CNU) of Beijing. University President Gong Huili briefed the delegation members on the activities of CNU, and its enrollment conditions and scholarship programs for foreign students.
The Armenian delegation also paid a visit to Fudan University Shanghai. University President Lin Shang-li presented the university’s activities, directions for development, and it achievements. Speaking about the prospects for expanding cooperation, Armen Ashotyan in turn proposed to send Armenian students to Fudan University and within the framework of scholarship programs.