Press Releases 2016

Agreement with Chin Kung Foundation

03.05.2016

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is delighted to announce it has signed an historic agreement with the Chin Kung Multi-Cultural Educational Foundation, to develop a range of postgraduate programmes on the Lampeter campus, to be jointly delivered by a newly established College of Sinology and the Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts.

Cytundeb Chin Kung

The Foundation is a Hong Kong based organisation, established by Master Chin Kung, a Buddhist monk whose core belief is that all religions share a common, universal element of shared values, toleration, compassion and a respect for the views and beliefs of others. These values reinforce Lampeter’s long history as a world centre for multi-faith and multi-cultural study, and will build upon the Faculty’s existing provision in the field of Chinese Studies, the study of Ancient Civilisations and home to Wales’ first Confucius Institute.

The agreement will lead to the establishment of a College of Sinology (a discipline that looks to the investigation of ancient China through ancient Chinese religions, texts, language and history), and will organise the delivery of postgraduate programmes in Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Sinology. The College will offer various scholarship packages to students as well as organising a number of international conferences on the theme of ‘One Humanity, Many Faiths’

This development is very much grounded in the tradition of the University’s Lampeter campus as a multi-faith and multi-cultural centre, rooted in Wales but looking out across the world” said Professor Medwin Hughes, DL, Vice-Chancellor.  “This is a major development and is one of many which we are pursuing centred upon the expertise and location of Lampeter.  It will not only benefit the University but will also benefit the town and the community in Ceredigion”.

 

Picture: The Venerable Randolph Thomas, Chair of Governors, Master Chin Kung and Professor Medwin Hughes, DL, Vice-Chancellor

 

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Picture:  Chin Kung Foundation delegation with University Senior Officers