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Governor RUAN Chengfa Witnesses Signing Ceremony of HUST-KUST ASEAN Research Center

     On August 4, Prof. PENG Jinhui, President of Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), and Prof. ZHAN Yiqing, Chief Accountant of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), signed the agreement to jointly build the HUST-KUST ASEAN Research Center in Kunming. The guests attending the ceremony include President DING Lieyun , Vice Presidents XU Xiaodong and LIANG Xi of HUST; His Excellency Governor RUAN Chengfa, Vice Governor GAO Feng and CHEN Shun of Yunnan Province.

  The purpose of setting up the center is to serve the Belt and Road Initiative, which can assist the outbound development of Yunnan Province to the South and Southeast Asian nations. Also, the center is a combination of the excellent talents, academic disciplines, scientific research and education of HUST with the existing regional and sub-regional researching and education platforms of KUST. Based on the studies of the development between China and ASEAN countries, the center will serve for the sound development of both countries which integrates scientific research, discipline construction, talent cultivating, think tank construction and innovation.

   The establishment of the HUST-KUST ASEAN Research Center exemplifies another event after the KUST ASEAN Research Center was granted one of the first study centers of regional research and country study by the Ministry of Education in July.

   (Translated and Edited by Division of International Cooperation & 

Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures)