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03 December 2019, 10:25

Belarus' culture and education center set up in China

Photo courtesy of Belarusian State University
Photo courtesy of Belarusian State University

MINSK, 3 December (BelTA) – The Yanka Kupala Center of Belarusian Language and Culture has been opened at the BSU Training Center in Sanya, China, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian State University (BSU).

“The center will become a cultural and educational center to popularize Belarusian history, literature, national traditions, features, and landmarks among Chinese citizens. The center will host educational and cultural events,” the press service said.

The opening ceremony was attended by the BSU delegation headed by Rector Andrei Korol, the director of the BSU Training Center, and also students and teachers. While in China, Andrei Korol held talks with the representatives of the center to expand cooperation in joint training of specialists. In the near future BSU will develop advanced training programs for education workers, who will be trained at the center. Agreements were reached to increase the number of Chinese representatives up to 500 people for admission to the BSU.

The BSU Training Center in Sanya was established in 2018 to prepare Chinese applicants planning to study at the Belarusian State University. Today, about 140 students are trained on the programs of the Belarusian university in the center. The selection is carried out on a competitive basis with the participation of 17 schools and three universities in 12 provinces of China. The center actively promotes information about Belarus in China through its educational activities.

The infrastructure of the center is built on the Belarusian realities. The classrooms are named after the metro stations in Minsk. The walls are decorated with photos, collages and paintings depicting Belarusian educators, famous tourist places and regions.

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