Chairman of the Council of Guangzhou University Congratulates the 50th Anniversary of University of Mazandaran + Video
For the occasion of the 50th anniversary of University of Mazandaran (UMZ), Professor Qu, Shaobing, Chairman of the University Council of Guangzhou University has expressed his congratulations in the form of a letter and a video. You can read the letter and see the video, below in this page.
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Dear President and Professor Dr. Kourosh Nozari,
As we ring out the old year and ring in the new year, it is my greatest pleasure to know that University of Mazandaran is going to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. On behalf of Guangzhou University, I would like to convey our sincere congratulations and best wishes for 2021 to you and your faculty and students.
Over almost half a century, University of Mazandaran, located at a historical site in Northern Iran, has blazed a trial in achieving success in teaching and scientific research. With High-quality, Innovation and Effectiveness as your core educational philosophy, University of Mazandaran has educated tens of thousands of talents. These talents have benefited the country and obtained increasing recognition domestically and internationally in the fields of mathematics, astrophysics, humanities and social sciences.
Historically, the strong friendship between our two countries and ancient civilizations have lasted for more than a thousand years. Over the last decade, Guangzhou University and University of Mazandaran have forged a strong partnership and carried out collaboration in research and people-to-people exchanges.
Since 2010, nearly 30 Iranian students have completed, or are attending, Master"s or PhD degrees courses at Guangzhou University. Among them, one-third are the graduates of University of Mazandaran. Since 2017, Chinese students have attended Persian language courses at Guangzhou University taught by faculty from University of Mazandaran.
When the Confucius Institute at University of Mazandaran was officially launched in May 2019, I had the honor of visiting your university to attend the opening event where I was warmly welcomed by your colleagues. In December 2019, I enjoyed meeting you in Changsha, the capital city of Hunan Province, where we attended the 2019 international Chinese Language Education Conference. Later that month, President Wei Minghai also held a reception for your first visit to Guangzhou University. These recent meetings between our leaders have paved a solid foundation for the broad cooperation of our future development.
2020 was an extraordinary year. Facing the sudden and rampant coronavirus pandemic, our world encountered severe challenges. Facing this challenge, our two universities worked in solidarity and weathered the storm together to adequately respond to the adverse effects of this pandemic. Both of us have gained experience and boosted our confidence in this post pandemic era.
We thank you for your understanding and support in securing the smooth transition of the management of the Confucius Institute at University of Mazandaran from the former Hanhan to the current Chinese International Education Foundation. Guangzhou University attaches high importance and great significance to the further development of our friendship with University of Mazandaran. Our two universities will build on previous results and greater utilize the Confucius Institute at University of Mazandaran as a cooperative platform to develop characteristic disciplines and strengthen scientific research. In return, we can together achieve sustainable development and make greater contributions assuring the well-being of our people and building a community with a shared future for mankind!
I wish the celebration event of your 50th Anniversary to be a complete success and may the fortunes and prosperity always be with University of Mazandaran.
Professor Qu, Shaobing
Chairman of the University Council