New generations of professionals should be responsible and committed to fostering closeness between nations, said professor Li Dan from Northwestern Polytechnical University in China and a visiting professor at CETYS University System.
Professor Li Dan is visiting CETYS through a professor’s exchange program, under the institution’s alliance with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) located in Xi’an, Central China. Through this agreement, Chinese and Mexican professors can deliver their courses in their mother tongue in the visiting country.
The professor said that this opportunity is a gesture of goodwill between China and Mexico, being as language is a vehicle to understand cultures and strengthen relationships.
“It is important to create new learning platforms that impact the development of human capital in both countries. This professional exchange is a reflection of my university and CETYS commitment to talent training”, she explained.
In addition to Mandarin Chinese language classes, Li Dan performs other activities with CETYS students such as Calligraphy, art using tissue paper with cut-out shapes (papel picado) studying its meaning, traditional painting, tea tradition, and opera-style makeup.
Li Dan will conduct these activities at the Tijuana and Ensenada Campus shortly, sharing the basics of her language and the Chinese culture with a large group of students.
The relationship between CETYS University and the NPU has allowed graduate and postgraduate students to undergo international educational experiences in China. In addition, through the NPU’s People to People Center, professors have taught Spanish and Chinese since 2015.
*International Teaching Exchange Program