The president of Alexandria University Dr. Essam El-Kurdi has received Mr. Muching Hu the president of Shanghai Arts Gallery from China. The visit aims to discuss possible cooperation in arts and archeology to promote relations between Alexandria and Shanghai as both has great history and culture. The two sides agreed to strengthen the communications between AU and Shanghai University and other Chinese universities and agreed also to exchange students and professors through scholarship programs in scientific and humanity fields.

Prof. Dr. Essam El-Kurdi expressed his ovation to cooperation in archeology via the Department of Greek and Roman Archeology in the Faculty of Arts. He added that Au has a museum inside the central library that contains antique portraits, maps and rare antiquities.

Prof. Dr. Ghada Mosa the Dean of the Faculty of Arts declared that the faculty has 138 Chinese students studying Arabic language in addition to other courses like international relations between Egypt and China, English-language, Sociology and Islamic studies. She added that the study in the Department of Chinese language will start in the next academic year with a possibility to hire Chinese professors and to establish a laboratory for Chinese language in the faculty.

Mr. Muching Hu said that his government is ready to cooperate with Alexandria University in archeology. He added that he can contact with scientific and cultural centers in China, Korea and Japan to encourage mutual cooperation between AU and theses centers in scientific and cultural fields in addition to exchange students and faculty members.

The meeting was attended by Prof. Dr. Hisham Gaber the vice president of Alexandria University for Education and Students Affairs.