A journey of discovery.
The Sino-Hellenic Aademic Project was launched through the successful collaboration between the University of the Aegean and Henan University. Through this close and meaningful parternship, an original endeavour in human history is undertaken, formalized through the dedicated work of scientists, scholars, researchers, students, and supporters.
For the first time, the formal projects of mutual respect between the Greek and Chinese civilizations are carried out by experts and admirers of each others civilizations. Two of the most ancient civilizations of the world, whose light shone through the ages and deeply marked the spirits of humanity, are now through the globalized world, able to meet, learn, and share with each other the immense depths of civilizations that suffuse through its people. Hellenes and Chinese carry with them the heritage of millennia of history.
The official MOU agreement between the two Universities was signed in order to strengthen the educational and research collaborations between the Dept. of Mediterranean Studies, School of Humanities of the University of the Aegean, Greece, and the College of History & Culture and Dept. of Geographic Sciences, Faculty of Environment & Planning of Henan University
To develop joint educational projects such as joint Master’s Degree in China and Greece in English; offer practical fieldwork to undergraduate and postgraduate students; provide opportunities for learning Greek and Chinese respectively.
To Develop joint research projects, exchange publications and library exchanges. In particular:
- Establishment of the ‘Joint International Research Laboratory for Environmental Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Protection’
- Establishment of the ‘Joint Centre for Comparative Ancient Sino-Hellenic Studies’
- Establishment of the ‘Center for Hellenic Civilisation’ at Henan University, and the ‘Center for Yellow River Civilization’ at the University of the Aegean
- Exchange and invitations to scholars for lectures, talks, and sharing of experiences
- Exchange of information in fields of interest to both Institutions.
Providing education opportunities to participate and/or co-organize accredited Summer Schools; co-supervise students; accept and facilitate post-doctoral fellows; offer training in cultural management for Researchers, post-doctoral researchers, PhD candidates, postgraduate students, undergraduate students, trainees. Exchange of faculty members and students for study, teaching and research.
Organising joint international conferences on Sino-Hellenic comparable cultures; the East-West historical axis f ancient cultures, trade, history, archaeology, technology, communication; historical geomythology, joint World Cultural / educational / social events in cultures, arts, environment, sustainability; exchange of invitations to scholars to participate in conferences, colloquia and symposia
Organising joint workshops or other scientific events such as advanced dating of stone tools; environmental archaeology and sustainability; New digital technologies in cultural tourism & Museums; astronomical perspectives & influence on ancient cultures: Greece & China
Come meet the Team
Professor Miao Changhong
Professor Ioannis Liritzis
University of the Aegean
Dr. Chen Chao
Henan University, University of the Aegean