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Online Meeting Held between University of Peshawar and Northwest University

On the afternoon of July 26, NWU held an online meeting with University of Peshawar to discuss the measures to promote the cooperation between two universities in the post-epidemic era. Mohamed Idriss, vice president of Peshawar University, Anwar Zasid, director of UoP China Research Center, Professor Wang Jianxin from the Silk Road Archaeological Center of NWU, the director and staff of the Office of International Cooperation (School of International Education) and the School of Cultural Heritage attended the meeting. The two sides conducted in-depth discussions on promoting cooperation in the fields of archaeology, cultural heritage protection and Chinese teaching.

Wang Jianxin expressed that the two sides shall carry out in-depth cooperation in the fields of Indus Valley Civilization research, cultural heritage protection technology and management. He invited the University of Peshawar to participate in the construction of the Central Asia Silk Road Archaeological Cooperation and Research Center.

The director of the Office of International Cooperation (School of International Education) proposed that, based on the Chinese level of students at the University of Peshawar and the practical condition, NWU will set up three types of online Chinese training courses for Chinese beginners, students with certain Chinese language proficiency and students from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Peshawar, and that the two universities should adopt innovative work pattern and promote the construction of the Confucius Institutes.

Mohammed Idriss said that archaeology is the predominant discipline of  University of Peshawar and enjoys a high reputation in Pakistan. UoP hope to strengthen exchanges with NWU in the field of archaeology, innovate the cooperation mode of Confucius Institutes, deepen bilateral cooperation and promote win-win development.