European University Cyprus and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Establish Chinese Studies Center in Cyprus
European University Cyprus (EUC) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) have inaugurated the first Chinese Studies Center in Cyprus—the fifth such center in Europe and the fifteenth globally. CASS is a leading academic research institute in the People’s Republic of China and partners with top academic institutions worldwide .
The CASS-EUC Chinese Studies Center`s efforts will focus on the promotion of activities relevant to the development of knowledge about China through exhibitions, conferences, seminars, thematic courses, joint research projects and the publication of academic papers. In addition, the Center will create and maintain mutually beneficial academic, research and service partnerships that foster strong research communities and engaged scholars by promoting the connectedness between China and Cyprus in the areas of Law, the Humanities and the Social Sciences. In view of this, the Center serves as a model for scholarly engagement worldwide.
The Chinese Studies Center at EUC was inaugurated by the President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Professor Gao Xiang and EUC Rector Professor Andreas Efstathiou. Attending were serving and former ministers, members of parliament, faculty, researchers, Chinese Embassy officials, directors of the Confucius Institute and other community leaders. The CASS-EUC Chinese Studies Center will be chaired by Professor Kostas Gouliamos and sub-chaired by Associate Professor Pieris Chourides, and two respective members of the Chinese Academy.
Strengthening links between the University and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the collaboration between the two institutions will be further developed within the context of the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (UCASS), which is under the direct leadership of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).
The Chinese Studies Center at EUC strengthens the long connection between the European University Cyprus and the People’s Republic of China, also visible in the increasing number of events and partnerships with Chinese academic institutions.