HU received high level visitors from China and Netherlands

October 30, 2017 Ethiopian Country Director for Chinese Confucius Institute - Li Yaohui and other visitors paid a courtesy visit to Hawassa University and held intensive discussions with officers including the University President. During the visit to Chinese class it was learnt that Hawassa University Chinese students have already mastered the communication and some of them have already taken classes in China. Former graduates of the program have already started worked for some Chinese companies in Ethiopia for attractive salaries. The country director have also expressed that the language training can serve as an entry point with Chinese Universities which can be scaled up to various disciplines.
Hawassa University also expressed its readiness to support the Confucius class and also expand its international collaborations that is already vibrant with many International partners to China. November 12, 2017 also another huge team from Chinese Universities visited Hawassa and held successful high level engagements. The members of this delegation include:
  • Prof. WANG Zhiqiang, Chairman of University Council, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC),
  • Prof. Zhao Shurong, Professor of the School of Political Science and Public Administration and Director of the Center for Western African Studies,
  • Prof. Zhu Xiaoning, Professor of the School of Political Science and Public Administration,
  • Zeng Qigang, Deputy Director, International Office,
  • Prof. Li Junqing, Dean, School of Management, Minzu University of China,
  • Prof. Lou Chengw, School of Humanities and Law, Northeastern University,
  • Jiang Xiaoping, Party Secretary, School of Public Administration, Sichuan University,
  • ZHU Chuxue, School of Political Science and Public Administration, Post Graduate student
  • Song Qiao, Post Graduate student
Having had successful deliberations with Dr.-Ing Fisiha Getachew, Academic Vice President of Hawassa University and officers of School of Governance the team left with Mr. Tsegaye Tuke, Head School of Governance, HU, to Ghana for the 12th International Conference on Public Administration and 1st International Symposium on West African Studies Nov. 14 - 17, 2017.
Similarly Prof. Wil Hout,  Professor of Governance and International Political Economy and Deputy Rector for Research at International Institute for Social Sciences, Erasmus University of Rotterdam paid a brief visit to HU on Nov. 2017. It was learnt that this Institute produced the leading scholars of Ethiopia in the area of Governance in Addis Ababa University and HU as well. In an attempt to institutionalize the engagements Memorandum of Understanding was signed between HU President, Ayano Beraso and Prof. Hout. It is then expected that the collaboration will mature to full-fledged activities and produce visible outputs in which both institutions as well as the wider community will benefit. 


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