Central China Normal University at MCU

The MCU International Relations Department and the MCU Institute of Foreign Languages recently hosted delegations from the partner university of the Central China Normal University (CCNU) (China, Wuhan), headed by Cao Qinglin, Secretary of the Main Party Department of the College of International Cultural Exchanges, and Zhou Weidi, Vice-Director of the School of Economics and Management, as well as from the Center for Russian-Chinese Humanitarian Cooperation and Development, headed by Yin Bing, Chairman of the Board.

MCU was represented by Tatiana Bokova, Deputy Director of the Institute of Foreign Languages, Oxana Malykh, Head of Chinese Language Department, Daria Korobko, Assistant of the Chinese Language Department, Daria Milyaeva, Head of the International Relations Department, and students from China studying at MCU under exchange programmes.

During the meeting, the two universities discussed various aspects of cooperation, such as implementing academic exchange programs for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the possibility of establishing a double degree program. They also explored organizational matters and identified key areas for student exchange, particularly in the fields of Russian and Chinese languages, music, and art. MCU expressed interest in hiring a Chinese language teacher, which was positively acknowledged by the Chinese colleagues.

One notable aspect of CCNU highlighted during the meeting was their strong and technologically advanced institute of computer science, which integrates artificial intelligence into music, sports, and psychology education. MCU and CCNU discussed the possibility of incorporating Wuhan’s AI application experience into the educational environment at MCU.

The meeting also explored the potential for exchange programs involving scientific and teaching staff, as well as plans for joint events and conferences. MCU shared their expertise in conducting comparative studies, which sparked great interest among CCNU representatives.

Furthermore, students from China who are currently studying at MCU under exchange programs shared their positive experiences and expressed the value of such exchanges in expanding their knowledge, cultural enrichment, and language skills improvement.

Both MCU and CCNU representatives expressed their eagerness for further collaboration, not only in the field of foreign languages but also in biology and artificial intelligence. They believe that this ongoing cooperation will contribute to academic development and strengthen cultural and scientific ties between the two universities and countries.