Romania centre for culture, science operational as of next year in Tunis | Tunisia News Gazette

Romania centre for culture, science operational as of next year in Tunis

Romania centre for culture and science will be established at the seat of the Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages under a memorandum of understanding inked Thursday in Tunis.

An additional agreement which provides for a donation of 50,000 euros to Bourguiba Institute was also signed; the donation will fund the acquisition of computer and audiovisual equipment.

The two accords were signed by Director of Bourguiba Institute Imed Ben Ammar, Vice-Chancellor of Tunis El Manar University Youssef Ben Othmane, Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodor Melescanu and Ambassador of Romania to Tunisia Dan Stoenescu, in the presence of Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister Slim Khalbous.

Romania’s Melescanu told TAP the centre, which will come into operation as of the next academic year, is of paramount importance insofar as it will enable Tunisian baccalaureate degree holders wishing to pursue their studies in Romania to learn the Romanian language in their country and save money and time.

“We wish to express appreciation to Bourguiba Institute and Tunis El Manar University for hosting our centre,” he said. He also expressed hope to see further impetus delivered to cooperation between Tunisian and Romanian universities.

Khalbous said Tunisia takes pride in enhanced relations with Romania. A meeting of Romanian universities will be held next October in Tunisia to bring the two countries’ universities closer, he announced . Cooperation agreements between Tunisian and Romanian universities will be signed on the fringes of this event to move to a more institutional partnership.

The Minister said Tunisia wants to further organise students’ departure to Romania and their return to the homeland and spoke about the equivalence of Romanian qualifications in Tunisia.

The number of Tunisian students enrolled in Romanian universities ranges between 1,300 and 1,500, Khalbous indicated. Most of the latter are medical students.

Source: TAP News Agency

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