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President Shi Jianjun Attends the 10th Confucius Institute Conference and Hosts the Conference Forum



    School News Network from the Institute of International Business Chinese Education and Resources Development. On December 6, the 10th Confucius Institute Conference ceremony was held in Shanghai, the theme was “adapt to demand, integrate with development”. Liu Yandong, Vice Premier of the State Council and Chairman of Council of Confucius Institute Headquarters, attended the conferenceļ¼Œdelivered a speech, and bestowed the “Advanced Confucius Institute (Class) Award”, “Advanced Individual Award” and “Advanced Chinese Cooperation Institution Award”. Yuan Rengui, Minister of Education and Vice-Chairman of Council of Confucius Institute Headquarters hosted the opening ceremony.

    Since 2013 when UIBE became a Confucius Institute Advanced Chinese Holding College and University, UIBE won the title again at this conference, UIBE Brazil FAAP Business Confucius Institute was awarded the Advanced Confucius Institute. Over 2300 attendees including Professor Shi Jianjun, President of UIBE, Professor Zhao Zhongxiu, Vice-President of UIBE, Professor Han Hong, Director of Institute of International Business Chinese Education and Resources Development, institute staff, university presidents from more than 130 countries and regions, and Confucius Institute representatives attended the conference.

    As the host of President’s Forum, President Shi Jianjun attended the forum “How to Evaluate the Quality of Confucius Institutes” and spoke as the main speaker at the forum of Experience Exchanges among Chinese Colleges and Universities, Provincial and Municipal Education Department. He introduced the development and contributions of eight UIBE Confucius Institutes over the past nine years, emphasizing that these contributions are inseparable from strong support of  Confucius Institute Headquarters(Hanban). As a leading international cultural and educational institution, UIBE attaches great importance to the construction and development of Confucius Institute, hopes it would enhance intercollegiate exchanges and cooperation and develops academic exchanges and cooperation between UIBE and worldwide eminent colleges.

    During the conference, Vice-President Zhao Zhongxiu, Peter Dawkins, President of Victoria University and Colin Clark, Dean of Business School, attended a meeting with Xu Lin, Director of Confucius Institute Headquarters(Hanban), reported development planning of UIBE newly-built Business Confucius Institute, and expressed that UIBE would learn successful experience from other Confucius Institutes, promoting development of its own Confucius Institute.

    Before the conference, as a member of Confucius Institute Headquarters, President Shi Jianjun attended the Confucius Institute Headquarters Council chaired by Liu Yandong. Up to now, China has established 500 Confucius Institutes and 1000 Confucius Classes in 134 countries and regions with a total of 1.9 million students. In the years to come, Confucius Institute construction will highlight the localization and focus on improving its quality and development.


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