The President of Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Visits TSJC

    Ignacio Sanchez, president of Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Gu Hongjuan, director of the Chinese side of the Confucius Institute of Pontifical Catholic University of Chile together with a delegation visited the Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communication on September 2.The two sides had a discussion on academic cooperation and exchanges between the two schools of journalism and communication, based on a memorandum of cooperation signed by the two universities in 2018.Liu Binjie, dean of School of Journalism and Communication, Hu Yu, administrative dean of the school and Hang Min, associate dean of the school and other faculty members attended the discussion.

    Liu Binjie extended a warm welcome to President Sanchez and his delegation and praised the leading academic reputation of Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He pointed out that Pontifical Catholic University of Chile is well- known, and its journalism school is the best in South America. He looked forward to further strengthening the cooperation and exchanges between the two sides in the field of news communication, especially in cross-cultural communication, international communication, public opinion research, artificial intelligence media and new media. Liu Binjie expressed hopes that with the joint efforts of mutual sides, the two sides can reach an agreement as soon as possible to promote talent development and in-depth communication.

    President Sanchez discussed the different disciplines and educational direction of the School of Journalism of Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He expected to further enhance the exchange visits and joint education of scholars from both sides, expand practical cooperation in the field of journalism and communication, and jointly promote educational cooperation and cultural exchanges between Tsinghua University and Chile.

    Hu Yu said the Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communication will promote more development with exchange visits of teachers and student exchanges. Hang Min offered a proposal of program collaboration. According to Gu Hongjuan, the Confucius Institute of Pontifical Catholic University of Chile will provide financial support to facilitate in-depth cooperation and exchanges between Tsinghua University and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. It will also promote further implementation of bilateral cooperation.

    On December 6, 2018, President Qiu Yong of Tsinghua University led a delegation to Chile and signed a cooperation agreement with Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.