On 13 April 2021, UCLG ASPAC in collaboration with city of Xi’an organised a webinar that intends to promote one of the programme run by UCLG ASPAC in collaboration with Xi’an called the “Xi’an – UCLG ASPAC International Education Programme.” It promotes one of China top 10 Universities, Jiaotong University. The webinar was first opened by presenting a short video of Jiaotong University then followed by a video of Xi’an as one of the most beautiful Cities in China.
The Secretary General of UCLG ASPAC, Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi, expressed her gratitude and mentioned that it is a good opportunity to have a collaboration with one of the most prestigious university in China. She also mentioned that “Xi’an – UCLG ASPAC International Education Programme”, is scholarship programme initiated by Mayor of Xi’an”. It offers Master and Doctorate Programmes with the options from several majors and faculties. The courses will be delivered in English. It aims targeting local governments officials from Asia Pacific and international students to participate this programme. The deadline for application submission will be on 31 May 2021.
Ms. Lee Xiaoyen, the Deputy Director of Xi’an Municipal stated that on August 2020, UCLG ASPAC and Xi’an Municipality signed an agreement to promote all cooperation programmes including education, culture, and economy. The Xi’an – UCLG ASPAC International Talent Education Programme is one of the outcomes from this agreement. She added that this programme is also one of local government action to support the achievement of 2030 sustainable development agenda.
Director of Center International Friendship Cities, from Xi’an Foreign Affairs Office, Mr. Shi Qi, was the moderator during the webinar session and gave the brief introduction about Xi’an. Mr. Shi Qi mentioned that this scholarship programme is intended to deepen cross culture cooperation and exchange.
Mr. Aldrin Chandra, the Executive Assistant of the Secretary General UCLG ASPAC, gave a brief introduction regarding the Xi’an – UCLG ASPAC International Talent Education Programme, in which he underlined with a broad network that UCLG ASPAC has focus of works in advocacy, capacity building, policy and research, programs and projects, and decentralization cooperation. This scholarship offers 4 main sector studies such as: Smart City management, Development and Public Governance, Applied Economic, and Intelligent Energy and Power. The scholarship includes tuition fee, accommodation fee (stipend until 200 RMB/month) and Medical Insurance.
Mr. Guanrui Wen, The Dean of Jiaotong University, gave the introduction on the Jiaotong University to complete the information during the webinar session.
After the presentation, there is question and answer session opened for participants who are interested with the programme.
Finally, on the closing remarks, Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi noticed that this programme has attracted so many participants, and lot of questions coming from the participants. She encouraged participants to passed on the information to others.
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By : KM Team