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SFU attended the 10th Confucius Institute Conference

Source: International Education College

The 10th Confucius Institute Conference was convened at Shanghai World Expo Center from December 6 to 7 with the theme of “catering to new demand and pushing for integration”. LIU Yandong, Vice Premier of China and Chairwoman of the Council of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the conference and presented the awards to the outstanding collectives and individuals of Confucius Institute and Classroom in 2015. The opening ceremony was hosted by YUAN Guiren, Minister of Education of China and Vice Chairman of the Council of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, and YANG Xiong, Mayor of Shanghai made the welcome speech.

CHEN Jingying, Vice President of Shanghai Finance University (SFU), FANG Shoujiang, Dean of School of International Exchange (Sino-Danish School), LI Weidong, Director of International Exchange Center, and XU Xiaoqing, Chinese Director of Confucius Classroom were present at the opening ceremony of the Conference. Over 2,300 directors of Confucius Institutes, presidents of the host universities, ambassadors, representatives of Chinese organization parties, and Chinese enterprise representatives from 134 countries and regions all over the world were present at the conference.

The Conference was formed by the Opening Ceremony, Directors’ Forums, an evening art show, Presidents’ Forums, and the Closing Ceremony. The representatives of SFU carefully listened to the speeches concerning resources sharing, Chinese teachers training, Confucius Institute fund collection and management, Confucius Institute service for enterprises, and quality of the Confucius Institute and “the Belt and Road”, and communicated and shared experience with directors and management staff of the Confucius Institute in other universities.

In 2015, SFU established the Confucius Classroom at International Business Academy (IBA), Kolding, Denmark, and held the inauguration ceremony in the late October. The teaching and management work were developed in an orderly way. The Conference offered us valuable experience about the further construction of Confucius Classroom at IBA.