On 07/07/2018 the Deputy Mayor of the city of Ningbo - Sue Yanan, together with the delegation visited the sea capital of Bulgaria – Varna. They received a warm welcome from Ivan Portnih, the mayor of the 3rd biggest Bulgarian city. The Ningbo delegation included Mr. Хуан Джъмин – director of the directory “Education”, Municipality Ningbo, as well as directors from directories related to arts, health in the Chinese city accompanied by Ту Сюесон and the director of the Chinese Cultural Center in Sofia. The group arrived from the capital of Bulgaria where they previously participated in the initiative 16+1, led by the premier of China - Li Keqiang.
The meeting focused on education, the Vice Rector of Varna University of Management, prof. Stanislav Ivanov offered the group with opportunities of studying a double diploma, exchange programmes, partnerships with Chinese universities and testimonies from alumni students from VUM. On behalf of the Rector of Varna University of Management - Associate prof. Todor Radev, he gave 10 scholarships to Ningbo citizens, each valued at 1000 euros – which are guaranteed for the British bachelor’s programmes offered at Varna in conjunction with Cardiff Metropolitan University.Furthermore Prof. Ivanov clarified that after the 1st semester, the students will have an opportunity to take advantage of a scholarship with a maximum value of 1000 euros, formed according to their grades of the previous semesters.
In the last year, VUM received eight students from China – who were from an exchange programme from a partner of the Bulgarian university - Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance. There were also two Chinese students who studied at VUM for their Master’s degree. One of them is part of the Chinese business organization operating in Bulgaria, and another one graduated obtaining a British MBA Degree at VUM started his own business in the UK.