Chinese delegation, SU VC agree to work together in research field

A Chinese delegation headed by the director of the Chinese Confucius Institute, Karachi University Zhang Xiao Ping called on the vice chancellor, University of Sindh Prof. Dr Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro and discussed on initiating Chinese language courses and research collaboration here on Wednesday.

Both the academic heads agreed to work together in the field of research and provide the researchers with the opportunity to learn mutually from each other’s experiences.

Zhang Xiao Ping, who led the Chinese 10-member delegation in the meeting, briefed the vice chancellor, University of Sindh about the language courses they are offering at Confucius Institute, Karachi University and Cadet College Petaro.

He said that Chinese language courses were being offered in Karachi and Pataro for the Sindhi youth where the SU students could also join. “We will provide them with a facility of pick & drop and accommodation but the trainees will bear the cost of the books themselves”, he said.

He said that if the Chinese language courses were offered at Sindh University, they could provide teachers for free.

On the occasion, the vice chancellor Prof. Dr Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro said that the physical classes for teaching Chinese language at present could not be started due to coronavirus pandemic, however, he said the research collaboration could be undertaken with Confucius Institute and Chinese Universities.

He said that more than 28,000 students were enrolled at the University of Sindh, out of which as many as 4,500 students were enjoying dormitory’s facility at the campus.

Director Area Study Center Dr. Mukesh Kumar Khatwani, Dr. Noreen Nazar Soomro, Shao Yin, Mohammad Ali Soomro, Mohammad Burhan Khan, Zheng Hong Juan, Jin Yang, Wang Yujing, Li Wen, Li Bin and Yan Yushan were also present in the meeting.

Earlier, the Chinese delegation visited SU’s Area Study Center and discussed with the director of the center, Dr. Mukesh Kumar Khatwani, about research collaborations and the start of Chinese language courses. At the juncture, Dr. Naima Tabassum, Ghulam Murtaza Khoso, Ronak Ali Bahan and Majid Ali Noonari were also present.