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Delegation from Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science Visits Beihang
Release time:December 18, 2023 /

On the morning of December 13, a delegation led by Genka Petrova-Tashkova, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria, visited Beihang University. Academician Wang Yunpeng, President of Beihang University, met the guests at Ruxin Conference Center. Vice President Lyu Jinhu, and heads of the Department of Academic Affairs, Graduate School, Research Institute of Science and Technology, International Cooperation Department, and the School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering attended the meeting.

President Wang Yunpeng conveyed his warm welcome to the delegation, and briefly introduced the history and achievements of Beihang University, especially the remarkable breakthroughs made in scientific research in recent years, as well as the current situation and achievements in international exchanges and cooperation. He said that Beihang University has always adhered to the development philosophy and culture of innovation, inclusiveness and coordination, maintained an open attitude toward the world, adopted a series of pragmatic and efficient methods to accelerate its development, and achieved fruitful results in international sci-tech innovation and other fields. He pointed out that the cooperation potential between Beihang and Bulgarian universities and scientific research institutions is tremendous. He hoped that the two sides can tap the cooperation potential in sci-tech innovation, educational exchanges and other fields, so as to open a new chapter of comprehensive and in-depth cooperation in such fields as lunar exploration and biomedical science in the future, jointly building a bridge of friendship and exchanges in higher education between China and Bulgaria.

Genka Petrova-Tashkova expressed her gratitude for the hospitality of Beihang University and briefed the basic situation of higher education and scientific research in Bulgaria. She congratulated and appreciated the achievements made by Beihang University in the field of scientific research. She also acknowledged that Beihang University is a top research university in China, and there is much room for cooperation between universities and scientific research institutions of the two nations. She is very much looking forward to conducting multi-dimensional scientific research cooperation with Beihang University in the future.

Following the meeting, the delegation also visited the "Yuegong-1" experiment module, and carried out detailed discussions on specific issues such as the biological environment in the module.

Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is located in Southeast Europe, east of the Balkan Peninsula. With an area of 111,000 square kilometers, it has a population of 6.83 million, and the capital is Sofia. Bulgaria attaches great importance to higher education, and has cultivated famous institutions of higher education such as Sofia University, Plovdiv University, Veliko Tarnovo University, New Bulgarian University, and the University of National and World Economy. In recent years, under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative and Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (16+1 Cooperation), China and Bulgaria have carried out fruitful cooperation in various fields such as economy and trade, culture, education, science and technology, and transportation.

Written by: Jing Shangyangzi, Cao Qizheng

Photos by: Di Bailu

Reviewed by: Weng Jingnong

Edited by: Jia Aiping

Translated by: Zhang Anqi

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