Professor Maritta Välimäki received the Chinese Government Friendship Award
Professor Maritta Välimäki has received the Chinese Government Friendship Award at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing China on 30 September 2022.
The Friendship Award is the People's Republic of China's highest award for foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country. In 2022, the Friendship Award were awarded to 49 foreign experts, and 12 of them joined in a grand ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.
Professor Välimäki has had extensive collaboration with China since 2013. She was first invited to join conferences in mainland China. Later in 2015 she visited in Hong Kong for 1,5 months. In 2016, she started to work in Hong Kong. Later in 2019, Professor Välimäki was invited as a Visiting Professor professor at Central South University and in 2020 she was appointed as Professor at the same university, at the Xiangya School of Nursing.