Celebration 20 years of Erasmus University China Centre
This year, Erasmus University China Centre (EUCC) celebrated its 20th anniversary on August 29. About 160 guests attended the celebration. Several EUCC alumni came all the way from China in order to attend this event. The two former Chairmen of China Centre, Prof. Willem Lammerts van Bueren and Prof. Hans de Doelder, were present, as well as representatives of the Chinese Embassy, Dutch Ministry of Education, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, some Dutch Universities and the Municipality of Rotterdam, Port of Rotterdam and Rotterdam Partners.
After a welcome speech by Ms Kristel Baele, President of EUR, EUCC’s history, achievements and future was presented by speakers who have played an important role in the functioning of EUCC.
During these 20 years, EUCC has been instrumental in signing eight MoUs signed at university level and more than 50 Agreements at school level with Chinese top universities. Hundreds of Chinese bachelor’s and master’s students come to EUR every year. Over 200 PhD-candidates have been selected, which already resulted in more than 50 Chinese PhDs successfully completing their doctorates so far.