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NWU was awarded the “Country and Regional Research Talent Support Program” for the first time

    Recently, the China Scholarship Council (CSC) announced the results of the “2023 Country and Regional Research Talent Support Program”, and the “Silk Road Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Conservation Joint Talent Training Program” declared by our university was successfully approved. This is the first time that NWU has been awarded with such program. In the past five years, Northwest University has been awarded eight types of projects under the support of the China Scholarship Council.

The program is organized by the Office of International Cooperation (School of International Education), relying on the discipline of Archaeology of the university, and jointly applied by the Collaborative Research Center for Archaeology of the Silk Roads and the School of Cultural Heritage. Taking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Uzbekistan as an opportunity, under the framework of the strategic cooperation agreement between Northwest University and the International University of Tourism and Cultural Heritage of the Silk Road (hereinafter referred to as Silk Road University) of Uzbekistan, the project will cooperate deeply with Silk Road University, jointly cultivate a team of archaeological talents with an international perspective on the Silk Road, produce high-quality research and cooperation results, and assist the university build a double first-class archaeological discipline.

        The program period is from 2023 to 2025, during which 15 students can be sent to Uzbekistan to study at the Silk Road University in the fields of archaeology, museology and cultural heritage conservation. The China Scholarship Council will subsidize the expenses of the students, and Silk Road University will waive all tuition fees for the studentsstudy in Uzbekistan.