Representatives of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) and the Beijing Normal University (BNU) took part in a forum held in Athens on Thursday aiming at enhancing the Sino-Greek cooperation, according to the Xinhuanet news agency.
In the forum entitled “China-Greece Dialogue: The contemporary reach and influence of Chinese culture” held at NKUA, Greek and Chinese professors exchanged views on the ties between Greek and Chinese culture and explored prospects to deepen bilateral cooperation in science, education and art.
“We share several common elements we can develop into a very positive cooperation in the future in the cultural sector…Today’s forum will highlight these aspects and the potential of collaboration,” Professor Eleni Karamalegou, dean of the School of Philosophy of NKUA said.
Professor Meletios Athanasios Dimopoulos, rector of NKUA, said that the Greek university already has cooperation with ten Chinese universities and aims to strengthen these links through student exchange programs and special courses.
Professor Huang Huilin, dean of Academy for International Communication of Chinese Culture from the Beijing Normal University, stressed that cooperation between Greece and China will benefit the entire world.
“Both countries’ civilizations exerted great influence on the development of the world civilization,” she said, adding that the meeting of the two civilizations in the 21st century can help mankind.