Chinese Ambassador to the UK Zheng Zeguang visited the University of Leeds on Tuesday local time and met with the President, Professor Simone Buitendijk.
While meeting with President Buitendijk, Zheng expressed his gratitude to the university for its long-term care of Chinese students. The University of Leeds has offered Chinese language courses, which have played a positive role in helping British society to understand China better.
Zheng hoped that the university would continue to be at the forefront of cooperation with China, further strengthen exchanges with Chinese universities, and achieve mutual benefits. Zheng also welcomed the teachers and students to come to China for in-depth experience and exchange.
President Buitendijk welcomed Ambassador Zheng for his first visit to the University of Leeds. The university has a long history of cooperation with China, and the president is proud of the fruitful cooperation between the two sides.
During his visit to the university, Zheng visited representatives of Chinese students. He watched the performance of the teachers and students of the Confucius Institute.
Founded in 1904, the University of Leeds is one of the founding members of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. It is renowned globally for the quality of research and teaching. There are currently about 6,000 Chinese students studying here.