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Peking University participates in the education services thematic exhibition of CIFTIS 2020

SEP . 17 2020
Peking University, September 17, 2020: From September 4 to 9, China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) was held in China National Convention Center with the theme of “Global Services, Shared Prosperity”. From September 5 to 9, Peking University participated in the education services thematic exhibition both online and offline to showcase PKU’s achievements in international education and exchanges, Sino-foreign cooperation in running universities, study abroad services, and online education.

Offline exhibition

Online 3D exhibition

At the exhibition, many visitors were interested in PKU’s Global Excellence Strategy, and they also communicated with staff on the trend of international exchanges in education, especially in the post-pandemic era. Peking University talked with delegates from foreign embassies and other visitors, introducing the admission of international students, programs for international students, living and studying environment of international students, and events for PKU International Culture Festival.

Facing the impact of COVID-19 on education, PKU actively promotes online education. In the spring semester, 2800 faculty members offered 4437 courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels through live streaming, MOOCs and other forms to more than 40000 students who were unable to return to the campus. Sixty foreign faculty members also overcame the difficulty of time difference and taught online. This summer, PKU also initiated International Summer Institute, Chinese Language Summer School and PKU-UChicago International Policy Action Lab Program online.

PKU has contact with approximately 400 universities and research institutes from nearly 70 countries and regions in the world. PKU also set up more than 40 joint education programs with sister universities. 
Besides, PKU established a campus in the UK in 2018. During the pandemic, PKU maintained close relationship with its partners online, such as sending letters to 88 sister universities and institutes and holding more than 30 online video meetings to share anti-pandemic experience and to discuss educational cooperation in the post-pandemic era. 

Furthermore, Peking University attaches great importance to talent introduction, recruiting 1125 international experts and faculty members in 2019. During the pandemic, Peking University also held a “cloud appointment ceremony” for Manuel Blum, Bruce Nelson chair professor of Carnegie Mellon University and the recipient of Turing Award, and his wife Lenore Blum, distinguished career professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University.

In the post-pandemic era, Peking University will continue to further promote international exchanges and cooperation.

Written by: Yin Ruinong
Edited by: Zhou Meng
Source: PKU News (