Apr 20, 2016 6:12 PM GMT
3,000 Chinese to study in Israel...
Israel and China have signed seven academic cooperation agreements with Chinese universities, it was announced Tuesday.
The announcement comes as Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong is visiting Israel to co-host the second meeting of the China-Israel Joint Committee on Innovation Cooperation....
The agreements include the establishment of joint Israeli-Chinese study institutes, as well as investments in student exchange programs.
According to Israel Radio, the program is expected to cost some NIS 260 million ($68 million) over nine years.
Israel’s Council for Higher Education hopes to raise the number of Chinese students studying in Israel from the current figure of some 800 to 3,000 in five years’ time.