Budapest (MTI) – China’s Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) has launched a degree programme in Hungarian studies.
The programme was opened officially on Monday by SISU President Cao Deming and Judit Hammerstein, the Hungarian foreign ministry’s deputy state secretary for Hungarian institutes abroad and international education relations.
SISU is a prestigious university with many of its alumni having gone on to become leading figures in China’s political, economic and cultural life, Hammerstein told MTI. The university has long been interested in launching a Hungarian studies programme, she added.
Hammerstein, who also heads the Hungarian cultural Balassi Institute, noted that SISU was the second Chinese university to launch a programme in Hungarian studies after Beijing Foreign Studies University.
She noted that Hungary offers state scholarships to 200 Chinese university students each year through the Stipendium Hungaricum programme.