On 21 March 2023, Rector of the University of Banja Luka Prof. Radoslav Gajanin, PhD, and Rector of Beijing International Studies University (BISU) Prof. Ji Jinbiao, PhD, signed an agreement on establishment of a research laboratory.
Prof. Radoslav Gajanin, PhD, clarified that the agreement stipulates the exchange of professors, students and teaching assistants, which could take place next year.
,,The Agreement will certainly contribute to the improvement and promotion of teaching, especially in the Sinology Study Programme at our Faculty of Philology, but also at the Department of Serbian Language studied at Beijing University", Gajanin said after signing the agreement in the premises of the Rectorate of the University of Banja Luka.
Head of the Sinology Study Programme at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Banja Luka Asst. Prof. Ljiljana Stević, PhD, stated that the research laboratory refers to projects in the Serbian and Chinese languages.
,,Linguists from both sides will work together on research projects in the field of language, literary works, and culture", she said.
Later, the two delegations held a meeting, in which they discussed the establishment of cooperation. In addition to the rectors of the two universities, the meeting was attended by Vice-Rector for International and Interuniversity Cooperation of the University of Banja Luka Prof. Milica Balaban, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Philology Prof. Biljana Babić, PhD, General Secretary to the University Đorđe Markez, and Head of the Sinology Study Programme Asst. Prof. Ljiljana Stević, PhD. The Chinese delegation included Li Zhen, Secretary General to the Beijing International Studies University, Yu Gang, Director of the Exchange Office, Zhang Lu, Dean of the Faculty of European Studies, and Qu Xin, Director of the Administration Department at BISU.