In November 2013, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attended the China and Central and Eastern European Summit in Bucharest, Romania. During the meeting, China and 16 Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) jointly issued the Bucharest Outline for China-CEEC Cooperation. In order to implement the spirit of the Outline, with the strong support of the Ministry of Education and under the framework of the China-CEE Education Policy Dialogue, the China-Central Eastern European Countries Higher Education Institutions Consortium (CCHEIC) was officially established in September 2014. The Chinese Secretariat is set up in China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE), and the CEE Secretariat will be in rotation. By August 2021, the Consortium has 203 universities from China and 37 universities from CEECs.
From September 22 to 24, 2014, the “Second China CEEC Education Policy Dialogue” sponsored by the Ministry of Education and organized by CEAIE and Tianjin Municipal Education Commission was held in Tianjin. The then Vice President of CUPL, Prof. Zhu Yong, and colleagues from the Office of International Cooperation and Exchange were invited. During the meeting, Zhu Yong, on behalf of CUPL, signed the Declaration on the Establishment of the China-Central Eastern European Countries Higher Education Institutions Consortium, making CUPL one of the first batch of 14 Chinese universities to join the consortium.
CCHEIC aims to integrate and share resources and to deepen educational exchanges and cooperation between China and CEEC by building a cooperative platform, which will become another important platform for CUPL’s internationalization.
For more information, please visit http://ccheic.xjtu.edu.cn/en/index.htm