19 September 2018
His Excellency Prof. Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor of the University, headed a delegation from the University of Sharjah to Xi'an International Studies University (XISU) in the Shaanxi province, China. The delegation included Dr. Salah Taher, Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs; Prof. Abdul Sahib Mehdi Ali, Acting Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; and Dr. Tarek Merabtene, Acting Director of the Office of International Relations at the University of Sharjah.
Receiving the delegation were Prof. Wang Junzhe, President of XISU, along with the Vice President and the Dean of the College of Oriental Studies.
At the beginning of the meeting, the President of XISU welcomed the delegation and thanked them for accepting their invitation. The Chancellor of the University of Sharjah then thanked them for their warm welcome and relayed the greetings of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, and the President of the University of Sharjah.
During their visit, the University of Sharjah's delegation participated in the new students welcoming ceremony at XISU. The Chancellor of the University of Sharjah gave the new students a welcoming and motivating speech during the ceremony. His Excellency also participated in granting medals and certificates of excellence for the distinguished new students. This was followed by taking the University's delegation on a tour of XISU and visiting the museum of the University, which houses pictures and sculptures that highlight the history of the University.
The delegation then had a meeting with the President and officials of XISU to discuss their joint endeavors in the areas of academic curriculums, research, teaching methods, and especially the joint project of teaching the Arabic language, for which both parties have signed a cooperation agreement in 2016.