24 November 2016
Guilin is not an off the beaten track spot in China. Misty karst hills, mysterious caves and majestic Li river attract millions of tourists every year. At the first sight one could think that city has no relation to Poland, however at the end of November a group of 38 students and 2 teachers is heading to Wroclaw to take a two week culture and language course on the invitation from Wroclaw University of Technology.
Bearing in mind the continuous interest of students and teachers of Guangxi Zhuang in developing cooperation with Polish universities, the visit to Guilin was a great opportunity to present the offer of Polish higher education to Chinese students. During a lecture on the Guilin University of Technology 130 of them learned about the advantages of studying and living in Poland.
The meeting with Guilin Normal College teachers was a follow-up to links set up with Poland during Polish Typographic Poster Exhibition at the end of October by Mr. Yinggui Jiang, one of the School of Arts teachers. At the time of exhibition in Guilin, he hosted Maria Curie-Skłodowska University professors from Lublin. This encounter enabled the two universities to start cooperation. GNC teachers were very enthusiastic towards prospects of sending students to Poland as well as mastering the teachers’ skills together with Polish partners. The visit was concluded in the nearby Gallery of Contemporary Calligraphy.