DIU receives visitors from the Far East

05. Juli 2021

The last working visit from China to Dresden was in December 2019. The DIU delegation was in China in January 2020. Since then, the exchange of work was only possible online. On June 30, 2021, SinaLingua e.K. came back to Dresden for the first time. They are the first foreign guests since the pandemic started in DIU.

SinaLingua e.K. - Cross-Cultural Management is a specialist for intercultural trainings for companies and private persons from China and Germany with all-round services such as relocation services, language services, travel safety trainings and German-Chinese school and education projects as well as delegation support. SinaLingua has offices in Germany (Heidelberg) and in China (Shanghai).  

Due to the current situation, SinaLingua met DIU 2020 in the digital world and actively discussed about the cooperation. 6 months later, Ms. Jessica Mi, Project Manager Ecucation Affairs, announced her visit to Dresden on 30.06.2021.  

DIU President Prof. Hans Müller-Steinhagen, DIU Managing Director Prof. Joachim Niemeier, DIU Strategic Senior Advisor Business Unit Medicine and Health Prof. Richard H.W. Funk welcomed the guests from China together with Xiaxin Thomas, responsible for China projects and higher education manager Lisa Kotsch.

Ms. Mao Zuhui, CEO of SinaLingua, summarized the trend of future university cooperation between Germany and China:

Three main trending topics:  

  • Healthcare 
  • Digitalization 
  • Renewable energy 

In addition, a trend in student and study mobility was noted: German universities and their professors are increasingly coming to China to teach and for collaborative work exchanges, rather than, as in the past, Chinese universities sending their students abroad.

DIU is also following this trend and is in the process of developing various models and projects according to the new demands with Chinese universities.  

At the end of the working visit, a cooperation intention has been signed between DIU and SinaLingua. 

[Translate to Englisch:] SinaLingua DIU Kooperation