Strengthening of academic ties between Montréal and Shanghai - Creation of the Maison de Montréal à Shanghai

MONTRÉAL, May 24, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - As part of the twinning agreement between the cities of Montréal and Shanghai, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015, the Mayor of Montréal, the Honourable Denis Coderre, greeted Mr. ZHU Ziqiang, President of the Shanghai Normal University (SHNU) of the People's Republic of China. The meeting took place at Montréal city hall. This visit by President ZHU follows a first meeting that took place in November 2015 as part of Mayor Coderre's trade mission to China.

As a result of this meeting, Mr. ZHU and the Rector of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Robert Proulx, signed a bilateral agreement that marked the beginning of a new cooperation between the two institutions in terms of educational and cultural exchange, as well as the official launching of the Maison de Montréal à Sanghai, whose premises will be located on the SHNU university campus. The event took place in the presence of Mr. PENG Jingtao, Consul General of China in Montréal.

"The signing of the protocol between the SHNU and UQAM is the result of a project in which the two universities have been involved for approximately two years. Because Montréal is recognized internationally as a city of knowledge, the Maison de Montréal à Shanghai will certainly become a place for high-level academic exchange for students of both universities. The Maison de Montréal will promote the teaching of French in Shanghai as well as exchange between students of the two universities in a number of fields, including business management. Additionally, the Maison de Montréal à Shanghai will help to develop ties between our two cities," said the Mayor of Montréal and Honourary Professor at the Shanghai Normal University.

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SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif

For further information: Source: Marc-André Gosselin, Attaché de presse, Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif, 514 346-7598,; Information: François Goneau, Relationniste, Service des communications, 514 868-5859,

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