The important role of WIT in China-Ireland cooperation highlighted during the visit, especially in fields of education, science and technology
On 23 March 2018, Chinese Ambassador to Ireland H.E. Dr Yue Xiaoyong paid an official visit to WIT.
2018 is the 40th anniversary of China’s drive for economic reform with a programme of economic reforms known as ‘reform and opening-up’.
The Ambassador met with staff from different Schools in WIT to discuss China’s willingness to continue ‘reform and opening-up’, and build a Community of Shared Future together with countries like Ireland (to build ‘a community of shared future for mankind’ is one of the pillars for the vision of China’s foreign policy.)
The Ambassador pointed out the close friendship between Ireland and China would bring further and brighter cooperation between the two countries in various areas.
Dr Yue was very impressed by WIT’s fruitful cooperation with Chinese universities. He also expressed China’s readiness to further deepen links with Ireland in higher education and encouraged WIT to continue its further and stronger education cooperation with Chinese universities.
WIT President Prof Willie Donnelly praised highly China’s reform and opening-up, and China's commitment to upholding globalisation and free trade.
WIT will continue to enhance the exchanges and cooperation with China.
The Ambassador also met with Chinese lecturers and Chinese students in WIT and encouraged them to work hard for Sino-Ireland cooperation and friendship.
The visit highlighted the many links that currently exist between WIT and China and with the support of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland it is hoped to develop further collaborative projects in the near future.