University heads in first-time cooperation talks

Dozens of university presidents from China and Europe were brought together last Thursday to share success stories and concerns in establishing cooperation projects, so as to provide policy suggestions and enhance compatibility between their higher education systems, reports Xinhua.

"China's higher education aims at achieving better quality, better structure, deeper reform and more fairness, and the European Union (EU) is successful in transforming its diversity into vitality and impetus for development," China's Vice Education Minister Du Yubo said in the opening speech.

The event was the first meeting of the EU-China higher education platform for cooperation and exchanges, or HEPCE, a flagship event in the framework of the high-level people-to-people dialogue established last year as the third pillar of EU-China relations complementing the strategic dialogue and the economic and trade dialogue.
Full report on the Xinhua site