Austrian ambassador to China Friedrich Stift visited the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing on Dec 18, 2017, and met with the president of UIBE, Wang Jiaqiong.
Wang congratulated Stift on his appointment as Austrian ambassador to China in July, 2017 and extended a warm welcome for his visit to the university.
UIBE is an internationalized university containing numerous think tank members dedicated to serving the society, Wang said.
The university is constructing a new type of open higher-level education system, Wang added.
He appreciated the Austrian Embassy’s support for the Austrian Cultural Center at the university and hopes to strengthen cooperation with the embassy.
Stift pointed out that the Austrian Cultural Center is the only one of its kind which the embassy is cooperating with and deepens the education cooperation and exchanges between Austria and China.
Green development will be important, said Stift. He stressed the importance of cooperation between university and enterprises. He introduced an Austrian water power company as a partner for the UIBE in the green economy. The two sides signed a cooperation agreement afterwards. (Li Yang)