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PKU delegation attends the annual meeting of AlmaLaurea and visits universities of Britain and Italy

MAY . 29 2017
Peking University, May 29, 2017: From May 11 to 18, 2017, PKU Council Vice Chairman Ye Jingyi led a delegation to the annual meeting of AlmaLaurea (Union of Italian Universities), 2017. They also visit universities of Britain and Italy in order to learn more about their experience in student affairs and further cooperation.
 
The scene of the meeting
 
On May 17, the annual meeting of AlmaLaurea, 2017 was held in The University of Parma (Italian: Università degli Studi di Parma, UNIPR). It focused on the higher education in the second globalization and discussed employment of college graduates. Italian Minister of Education Valeria Fedeli was present, and Peking University was the first university of China invited to the meeting. During the discussion, Ye Jingyi shared with Italian friends the experience of Peking University in promoting employment of graduates, and mentioned Marco Polo’s contribution to the communication between China and Italy. She wished a further educational cooperation between two sides in the future.
 
Ye Jingyi is delivering the keynote speech
 
Ye Jingyi led the delegation to other universities of Britain and Italy. In Britain the delegation went to University College London (UCL) and they exchanged opinions on vocational guidance. Ye hoped to seek cooperation in global interdisciplinary innovation project with UCL. Later the delegation organized a meet-and-greet for PKU alumni in London and introduced the current development of Peking University. They also visited The University of Oxford and were shown around on campus.
 
Italian Minister of Education Valeria Fedeli meets the delegation
 
In Italy the delegation went to The University of Bologna (Italian: Università di Bologna, UNIBO), the oldest university in the world, and was received by President Francesco Ubertini. Ye Jingyi thought highly of the long history and academic tradition of UNIBO, and introduced relevant conditions of Peking University. Besides, Ye Jingyi invited Vice President of UNIBO to visit Peking University soon.
 
The delegation received by leaders of The University of Bologna
 
The delegation also visited the headquarters of AlmaLaurea in Bologna, and met Mr. Ivano Dionigi president of the union. The two sides showed willingness to promote cooperation in vocational guidance and information sharing.
 
Written by: Xie Changli
Edited by: Li Ruiqi
Source: PKU News (in Chinese)