World University Presidents Forum concludes

Updated: 2011-08-14 15:07


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SHENZHEN - After two-day discussions on various issues in global higher education, the World University Presidents Forum concluded in south China's Shenzhen on Sunday.

Hao Ping, vice minister of Education Ministry, said the forum was quite effective that the university presidents came to an agreement in many aspects.

Through discussions, the university presidents fully realized that it's an important task for the universities all over the world to train excellent talents of international vision, and it's also important for them to foster the talents adaptable to the society, and the talents of creative spirit as well as capacity, said Hao.

Hao noted the sharing of experiences and thoughts at the forum not only promoted the exchanges and cooperation between the universities, but advanced the cultural understandings and educational exchanges among different countries and regions.

The forum, in line with the Shenzhen Universiade, was themed "New Mission and Talents Training."

The two-day forum covered four topics, including the internationalization and talents training of higher education, promotion of university students' ability to meet the economic and social development, physical education of universities, physical education and the fostering of international vision and creative spirit, and green university construction.

Aiming at enhancing exchanges and cooperation among universities from home and abroad, the forum attracted 163 university presidents from 68 countries and regions over the five continents.