KU to start degree program on Chinese language and culture

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Staff Reporter
Normal University (SNU) Vice President Professor Dr Cai Guangjie on Thursday said SNU
has established two Confucius Institutes and a Confucius Classroom in collaboration with the University
of Karachi (KU), Yonsei University and Cadet College Petaro to promote Chinese language and cultural
activitiesAddressing on the occasion of Chinese Spring Festival Gala 2020, which was held to celebrate
the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year organized by the Confucius Institute at University of Karachi
(CIUK), she said it was encouraging to see CIUK had grown into the largest Confucius Institute in Pakistan
and achieved remarkable progress with the joint support of KU and SNU and continuous contribution of
its co-directors and teachers, according to a statement.The SNU was located in Chengdu, in southwest
China. Since its inception in 1946, SNU had developed into a comprehensive university with over 40,000
students and 400 international students.SNU Vice President said that it was among the first nationally
authorized units offering master degree programs and PhD programs in different disciplines. SNU had
established exchange programs with more than 100 colleges, universities and research institutions in 25
countries.The audience appreciated the Loin Dance and a musical performance One Night in Beijing. She
informed the audience that the Chinese Lunar New Year will come soon and on behalf of the SNU, she
shared that Sichuan Normal University will continue to provide full support to the development of
Confucius Institute.Meanwhile, theKUVice Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi,
informed the audience about the development between Karachi Universityand the SNU. He shared that
the University of Karachi and the SNU have agreed to start a four years split degree program on
"Chinese Language and Culture" at the KU.He mentioned that students would complete studies of first
two years at the CIUK, while they would be able to study for remaining two years in the SNU, China.
"This decision was made during the sixth board's meeting of CIUK which was held at the SNU
recently.KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi said that both KU and SNU would support academic cooperation
and faculty-student exchange programs. He mentioned that the KU along with Sichuan Normal
University, China and Yonsei University in South Korea has formed SKY Alliance.