Chinese Language Center was opened at Francisk Skorina Gomel State University on June 8, 2018. Representatives of the Shanghai Industry & Commerce Foreign Language College - Vice-rector Duan Renqi and Vice-dean of the faculty of European languages and culture, Wang Baoshi, arrived at the university to participate in the ceremony.
At the meeting with Rector Sergei Khakhomov the parties discussed the organizational issues of the Center's work and further prospects for its development. In particular, it was about providing the educational process with the necessary equipment and teaching aids, inviting teachers from the PRC to Gomel, and invitation of students for academic exchange.
The rector noted that bilateral cooperation between the educational institutions of Belarus and China has been successfully and dynamically developing since 2015. The opening of Chinese Language Center at Francisk Skorina Gomel State University is one of the events of the Agreement on the joint training of specialists, signed by the Rectors of universities. Today Shanghai Industry & Commerce Foreign Language College involves a branch of Francisk Skorina Gomel State University - Gomel Institute. Chinese students study there for two and a half years, pass exams and then complete their education in Gomel - for two or four years – and get a bachelor's or master's degree in "Russian Philology".