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Mongolian flag raised on the Academy Building

08 May 2014
Monoglian Ambassador Davaadorj and University President Sibrand Poppema
Monoglian Ambassador Davaadorj and University President Sibrand Poppema

Ambassador Davaadorj of Mongolia delivered the keynote speech at the CEASG launch conference on East Asia and the EU. Ambassador Davaadorj spoke on the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement signed in 2013 between Mongolia and the EU.

The Ambassador, who is accredited to the Benelux and the EU, presented CEASG with a scale model of a ger, the traditional Mongolian felt dwelling. The ger was presented as a symbol for the development of Mongolian studies at the University of Groningen within the MA specialization East Asian Studies. Likewise, Sibrand Poppema, President of the University, presented the Ambassador with a porcelain copy of the of the Academy Building.

In honor of the ambassador´s visit a Mongolian flag was raised over the Academy Building - the first time in the 400 year history of the University.

The Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen initiates and stimulates the study of contemporary China, Korea and Japan and Mongolia at the University of Groningen.

For further updates on the CEASG launch conference, see the news section of this website. For the conference website click here . . .

Last modified:08 July 2014 1.48 p.m.

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