On October 17, a delegation led by President Jukka Kola from University of Helsinki, Finland paid a visit to Beijing Normal University. President Dong Qi met the delegation. Dr. Liu Qiang, Assistant Dean of Faculty of Education also attended the meeting.
President Dong expressed warm welcome to the delegates. Both sides briefed to each other the general information, recent development and disciplinary strength about their universities. Assistant Dean Liu Qiang gave an overview of the Faculty of Education on the history, academic programs and international exchange, etc. President Jukka Kola expressed keen interests on further cooperation on education with BNU, including student exchange, teacher mobilities, database sharing and the establishment of a China - Finland Joint Learning Innovation Institute and joint research centers. President Dong agreed and hoped to promote the collaborative relationship by taking advantage of the disciplinary strength and opening up new areas.
University of Helsinki, Finland was established in 1640. It is the best university in Finland, among the top ten universities in Europe and the top 60 in the world.