On September 28, 2023, the Ateneo de Davao University Confucius Institute held a courtesy visit and campus tour for their guests from Quanzhou Vocational and Technical University (QVTU) and Liming Vocational University (LVU).
Fr. Karel S. San Juan, SJ., AdDU’s University President, met with the guests along with other AdDU administrators such as Mr. Jeremy S. Eliab, Executive Vice President; Prof. Shenglin Zhang, Chinese Director of ADDU – Confucius Institute (CI); Dr. Maricar Gay V. Panda, Filipino Director of ADDU – Confucius Institute; Mr. Jeremy Glenn A. Tuvida, Assistant Dean of the Humanities and Letters Cluster from the School of Arts and Sciences; and Mr. Romulo Vinci R. Bueza, Director of the Ateneo Internationalization for Mindanao Office (AIM) and Member of CI Board of Advisors.
The guests from QVTU were Wu Binru, University President; Wang Huan, International Affairs Director; and Yang Yincong, Publicity Director. Representing LVU was Wang Feng, President; Zhang Qinghai, Vice Dean of the School of New Materials and Shoes and Clothing Engineering; Huang Zhiqing, Deputy Director of the Center for Foreign Exchange; and Zeng Xiaoguang, Chief of the Liaison Department of the Party and Government Office.
The tour was lead by Mr. Vinci, guiding the guests throughout the campus grounds, starting from the Confucius Institute, next the CCFC Building’s 8th floor training room, then the Ignatian Spirituality and Formation Office (ISFO) Office, later the Our Lady of Assumption Chapel, and lastly the Laudato Si Sunken Garden for picture taking.
Later in the afternoon, the AdDU delegation and their guests exited the campus to attend the Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the Friendship Between Jinjiang, China, and Davao, Philippines, at Dusit Thani Residence Davao. At the event, Fr. San Juan and Wu Binru signed the “Cooperative Education Agreement between ADDU and QVTU.” This event signifies both University’s desire for their continued academic cooperation to foster an enriched language learning environment.