Chinese donation to Belgrade University
Belgrade, July 7, 2009 – Serbian Minister of Finance Diana Dragutinovic and Chinese Ambassador to Serbia Wei Jinghua signed yesterday an agreement concerning the handing over of computers and language laboratory equipment provided by the Chinese government to the University of Belgrade.
Dragutinovic said that at a time when Serbia does not have the means to make major investments in education this donation is very welcome. The Minister said she hopes that successful cooperation between Serbia and China will continue in the future. Wei Jinghua said that this donation will improve the quality of education at various faculties in Serbia, adding that it will also help develop friendship and cooperation between the two countries. The Chancellor of Belgrade University Branko Kovacevic said that the equipment will be distributed to scientific and research centers at Belgrade faculties, adding that the equipment received so far, which includes computers, video conferencing terminals and projectors, is worth €650,000, while early next year another €350,000 worth of equipment will arrive.He recalled that Belgrade University cooperates with 10 universities in China, especially in medicine, adding his hopes that this cooperation between the two countries will be equally successful in the future.