Recently, Education for International Understanding Conference 2021 was held in Chengdu. At the conference, Education for International Understanding Association of Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle was officially established.
Hosted by China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and co-supported by Sichuan Education Center for International Exchanges, Chengdu Education Center for International Exchanges and Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone Education and Development Center, the conference witnessed the signing of strategic cooperation agreement between CEAIE and the Education Department of Sichuan Province. As per the agreement, the two parties will carry out cooperation related to higher education, occupational education, basic education, international education and so forth.
The official establishment of Education for International Understanding Association of Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle was realized by taking advantage of the conference organization. As a no-profit organization for public welfare, the association, comprising primary and middle schools in Sichuan and Chongqing, educational institutions, administrative departments and enterprises concerning about educational business, aims to jointly improve the level of education for international understanding and provide services for the construction of Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle by means of exchanges and cooperation in terms of education for international understanding in the two areas. In total, nearly 200 schools in Chengdu and Chongqing joined the association.
According to the head of Sichuan Education Center for International Exchanges, the association will start policy research and academic research on education for international understanding in order to push forward the construction of relevant courses in both areas, strengthen faculty training for better teaching of international understanding education courses and further promote the construction of educational experimental zone for China’s cultural exchanges with the world in both areas. In addition, the association will also organize exchange and competition activities related to education for international understanding as well as assistance activities to support the disadvantaged areas in education for international understanding.