The signing ceremony of the agreement was held online and the signatory was Vice-Chancellor UE Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and Chancellor & Chairman Hebei Academy of Fine Arts, China Mr. Zhen Zhongyi. Hebei Academy of Fine Arts (HBAFA) is a full-time undergraduate Academy of Fine Arts approved by the Ministry of Education and one of the nine independently established Academies of Fine Arts in China.
According to the agreement, this Centre will be established at the Hebei Academy of Fine Arts in China and the University of Education in Pakistan for better communication, cooperation, exchanges in PhD and M. Phil degree Programs and to provide quality education and training to the students pursuing M.Phil and Ph.D degrees in History, Arts and Cultural Heritage through professional professors. This collaboration is devoted to build the first-level of One Belt One Road (OBOR) research community in the areas of History, Arts, Cultural Heritage or other key topics, and academic projects from the Governments of China and Pakistan.
Under this program, students from HABFA, China will come to the University of Education to get higher education in History, Arts and Cultural Heritage and the same University of Education students will go HABFA. Moreover, both institutions will jointly organize the Conferences/Seminars/Symposiums/ summer and winter training camps for students and faculty. In addition, the faculty of the two institutions will also conduct joint research projects in the fields of history, arts and cultural heritage. Director Division of Arts & Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Waheed ur Rehman, Director External Linkages, Dr. Muhammad Anwar, Chairperson Department of History & Arts, University of Education, Dr. Muhammad Abrar Ahmad and others were also present on the occasion.