Honorable Hao Ping, China’s vice minister for education, to lead delegation visiting Notre Dame

April 09, 2013Michael O. Garvey

Hao Ping

China’s vice minister of education, Hao Ping, will visit the University of Notre Dame on Tuesday (April 9) at the head of an official delegation of Chinese government and educational leaders.

The principal reason for Ping’s visit is to sign and celebrate an agreement between Notre Dame and the Ministry of Education’s China Scholarship Council (CSC), whose secretary general, Mme. Liu Jinghui, will also be a member of the delegation. The CSC supports numerous graduate students from China pursuing doctoral degrees at Notre Dame. While the CSC supports graduate students at other universities around the world, it has very few such exclusive agreements.

Arriving on campus around noon, the Chinese officials will be greeted at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center by J. Nicholas Entrikin, vice president and associate provost for internationalization; Don Pope-Davis, vice president and associate provost; and a group of Notre Dame faculty members and students. After a welcome and brief tour of the center, they will tour the campus, visit the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and hear the Notre Dame Handbell Choir give a performance of Chinese music in their honor.

After a luncheon hosted by Notre Dame’s provost, Thomas G. Burish, the visit will conclude with a signing ceremony and gift exchange at 3 p.m.

Contact: Jonathan Noble, assistant provost for Asia, Notre Dame International, jnoble@nd.edu

Originally published by Michael O. Garvey at news.nd.edu on April 08, 2013.