The Vice-rector of Vilniaus kolegija / University of Applied Sciences Rita Liepuonienė and the International Admission Coordinator Daiva Lesickienė together with the representatives of other Lithuanian higher education institutions participated in China Education Expo in Beijing 18 th -21 st October. During the exhibition Vilniaus kolegija / University of Applied Sciences was introduced as the leading and largest higher education institution among the universities of applied sciences. Efforts have been made to encourage Chinese students to come to Vilnius for studies presenting the attractiveness of Lithuania and the benefits of studying at Vilniaus kolegija / University of Applied Sciences. Contacts with the agents wishing to cooperate with Vilniaus kolegija / University of Applied Sciences and seeking to invite Chinese students to study at Vilniaus kolegija / University of Applied Sciences were established.
At the same time the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in China together with the Education Exchanges Support Foundation organized a seminar aiming at the development of partnerships between higher education institutions of Lithuania and China. The participants of the seminar were warmly welcomed by the Chinese students studying the Lithuanian language at Beijing Foreign Languages Institute who were dancing and singing in the Lithuanian language. The seminar was attended by 14 Lithuanian and 12 Chinese universities seeking to establish a network of Lithuanian and Chinese higher education institutions, strengthening partnership between higher education institutions of both countries and encouraging bilateral exchanges between teachers and students, in particular with the help of the opportunities offered by Erasmus+.
The representatives of Vilniaus kolegija / University of Applied Sciences visited the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in China. During the meeting with Ambassador Ina Marčiulionytė opportunities for co-operation between Lithuanian and Chinese higher education institutions, as well as the prospects of attracting Chinese students to study in Lithuania and the implementation of exchange programs between the students and lecturers from Lithuania and China were discussed. The Ambassador gave some information on Chinese political and educational policy issues. Embassy’s First Secretary Evelina Petronė introduced the visa procedure and advised on consular issues.