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A delegation from the University of Malta, led by the Rector, Professor Juanito Camilleri, recently visited China on the occasion of the Malta Week activities organised by Xiamen University. The delegation, composed of senior officials, members of the academic staff and students, representing the various Faculties and Institutes, participated in events of a socio-cultural and academic nature on and around the magnificent campus of Xiamen University.

Malta’s Ambassador to China, H.E. Mr Joseph Cassar, was also invited for the formal opening of Malta Week, together with the former Chinese Ambassador to Malta, H.E. Mr Zhang Keyuan and Mrs Zhang Shufeng. An exhibition of photographs taken by the former Chinese Ambassador, depicting various scenes and moments captured during the latter’s stay in Malta, was also inaugurated during the Official Opening Ceremony. Several hundred students from Xiamen University attended the opening ceremony and exhibition, during which Xiamen students majoring in Dance and Music regaled the audience with a special artistic performance. This was followed by a series of opening speeches and a short reception where Maltese delicacies were served.

The University of Malta and Xiamen University established formal relations in 2009 following the decision agreed to by the Chinese and the Maltese governments to set up a Confucius Institute at the University of Malta. The collaboration has however gone beyond this, and so far a good number of Chinese academics and students have benefited from the agreement, allowing them to visit the University of Malta for study and teaching purposes for periods ranging from one week to a full year. The visit to China for the Malta Week activities was organised following an invitation presented to the Rector of the University of Malta by the President of Xiamen University, Professor Zhu Chongshi last October on the occasion of the opening of the Confucius Institute at the University of Malta. The purpose of the visit was to provide a wider exposure of Malta and its University to the students of Xiamen and to provide a unique experience to the Maltese students to visit Xiamen University. The visit was made possible through the generous support of HSBC.

Maltese students selected to represent the University of Malta, embraced this unique opportunity and wholeheartedly participated in all the events organised for them. Upon arrival, all delegates were paired with a Chinese student majoring in English at Xiamen University. This was a very important element which allowed Maltese students to understand and appreciate fully the life of a Chinese student in Xiamen - from riding a bike, to eating from the student canteen, experiencing the local nightlife, touring sights of historical and cultural importance and attending specially organised lectures. Jacob Vella (Faculty of Medicine) commented, 'the experience in Xiamen taught me that we cannot deem local and European social stereotypes as universal. It was also interesting to learn about the diversity of Chinese culture across the country’s different regions because of its 56 ethnic groups, different climates and influence from numerous neighbouring civilisations across history and the vast Chinese borders.'

Plans are currently underway for Xiamen Week to be organised at the University of Malta during the new academic year.

University of Malta at Xiamen University’s Malta Week Activities
Rector, Professor Juanito Camilleri, addressing Xiamen Malta Week

University of Malta at Xiamen University’s Malta Week Activities
Photos by student Francesca Aquilina (Institute for European Studies)

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