Externado Continues to Strengthen its Working Relations with the Chinese Embassy in Colombia

The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Lan Hu, invited the Rector of Universidad Externado de Colombia, Hector Parra Nieto, to a meeting at his home. The Dean of the Faculty of Finances, Government, and International Relations (Gonzalo Ordoñez) and Professor and Internationalist (Lina Luna) were also invited.

The ambassador expressed his gratitude for the successful delivery of the Chinese lecture, which was held at the University in alliance with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia on 12 May 2022.

Over dinner, they discussed the route that will be followed to deepen and strengthen relations between the embassy and Externado. This will occur through agreements with different academic and business institutions to offer Chinese language studies, undergraduate exchanges, postgraduate scholarships, and internships.

This event is a turning point in the relationship, that has been in place since 1992, between our University and China. It complements the agreements signed in 2014 with the objective of offering tools that our students need to meet current demands and of opening our institution’s door to Chinese students.