Programme: Celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the China Platform

(14-01-2022) NEW DATE: 21 March 2022!

Unfortunately we had to postpone the event on the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of the China Platform in November 2021. But now that we have picked a new date, we are ready to celebrate together with all of you!

On 21 March, the China Platform will host a festive 1-day event in the Convention Center Het Pand.
During this event, the China Platform will also present its third book about the Ghent University–China cooperation of the past 15 years, since the establishment of the China Platform.

Please see the programme for the event on 21 March 2022 in Het Pand here below.



  • 09:00 - 09:15 | Welcome
    by Prof. Guido Van Huylenbroeck,
    Director of Internationalisation, Ghent University
  • 09:15 - 10:45 | Panel session
    “Research: what opportunities for future sustainable collaborations?”
  • 10:45 - 11:15 | Coffee break
    with poster session
  • 11:15 - 12:30 | Panel session
    “Vision on the developments in education: an internationalization for all strategy”
  • 12:30 - 13:30 | Walking lunch
    with poster session


  • 13:30 - 15.00 | Panel session
    “Innovation and R&D: future prospects with China”
  • 15:00 - 15:25 | Coffee break
    with poster session
  • 15:30 - 16:25 | Plenary session in the presence of
    * H.E. Cao Zhongming, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Belgium
    * Prof. Rik Van de Walle, Rector of Ghent University
    * Prof. Mieke Van Herreweghe, Vice-Rector of Ghent University
    Strategic Partnership China members
    * Mrs An Vervliet, Deputy of the Province of East-Flanders
    * Mr Mathias De Clercq, Mayor of the City of Ghent
    * Mrs Kate Verslype, Advisor Multimodality & Rail, Commercial Affairs department, North Sea Port
    * Mr Kurt Vandeputte, Chairman of the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce
  • 16:25 - 16:55 | Presentation
    of the third publication of the China Platform by Prof. Luc Taerwe, Director China Platform, Ghent University
  • 17:00 - 18:00 | Reception