UJN Council Meetings for Confucius Institute Held

Jan,14 2015  from:News Center

  

    University of Jinan(UJN), January. 14 , 2015: On December 10, 2014, University of Jinan respectively held 2014 council meetings for Confucius Institute in Marien Ngouabi University of Republic of Congo and Confucius Institute in Community College of  Denver of the United States.

    On the morning of December 10, the annual council meeting of Confucius Institute at Marien Ngouabi University was held. UJN President Cheng Xin, vice president Wang Baoxian, Lu Zuolou , vice president of Marien Ngouabi University, Ibaha , the Republic of Congo dean of Confucius Institute, Wang Yongkang, the Chinese dean of Confucius Institute, and leader of UJN International Affairs Office attended the meeting. In the meeting, President Cheng Xin extended a warm welcome to Lu Zuolou and his colleagues for their visit. He said that Confucius Institute at Marien Ngouabi University has been on good operation since its opening in June 2012 and it has made good results in admission, cultural activities and summer camp to China, for which it has won praises from Office of Chinese Language Council International for many times. Achievements have been made based on the sincere cooperation and unremitting efforts of both sides. we believe on the basis of this, Confucius Institute will have a broader prospect in the future. Vice President Lu Zuolou extended thanks to University of Jinan for its strong support in the construction and development of Confucius Institute, and hoped Confucius Institute would experience further improvement through the joint efforts of both sides.After that, Ibaha , the Republic of Congo dean of Confucius Institute and Wang Yongkang, the Chinese dean of Confucius Institute made reports respectively, summing up the work in 2014, the final report of funds and work plan for 2015. The report mentioned that in 2014, in Confucius Institute of Marian Ngouabi University and each teaching spot there are over 800 students, nearly 20 various cultural activities are organizes or assisted, and totally about 2500 people participate in the activities, which greatly promotes Confucius Institute in local influence as well as the wide spread of Chinese culture. Finally, the Council Meeting examined and approved the above-mentioned summary, report and plan, and made deep discussion concerning matters in establish Chinese teachers specialty, expanding teaching sites of Confucius Institute and increasing Chinese teachers and volunteers in Marian Ngouabi University.

 

    On the afternoon of December 10, 2014, the annual council meeting of Confucius Institute at Community College of Denver was held. UJN President Cheng Xin, vice president Wang Baoxian, Everett Freeman , president of Community College of Denver, vice president Bernice Harris , Lin Jingying, the US dean of Confucius Institute, and leader of UJN International Office attended the meeting. At the meeting, the presidents of both sides affectionately recalled the profound friendship and good cooperation in co-building Confucius Institute, and expressed their confidence in the development of Confucius Institute in the future. After that, the US dean of Confucius Institute made a report on summing up the work in 2014, final report of annual funds and work plan for 2015. The report mentioned that since being launched, Confucius Institute at Community College of Denver has actively carried out various Chinese teaching and cultural activities. Currently, there are over 80 students in registration and over 5700 people have participated in the activities. On the basis of this, Confucius Institute vigorously carries out training for Chinese teachers and teacher certification, and the current results are gratifying. Finally, the council meeting examined and approved the above-mentioned summary,report and plan and had detailed communication on how to promote the localization of Confucius Institute while keeping its own characteristics. Both sides expressed that they would Both sides expressed they would base on Chinese medicine, Tai Chi, health-care and other Chinese traditions and take the existing disciplines and specialties at Community College of Denver as a platform so as to vigorously develop the characteristic projects of Confucius Institute and promote the connotative development of Confucius Institute.

    During the Council meeting, the guests from Marian Ngouabi University and Community College of Denver visited the University of Jinan quintessence facial painting exhibition. the Peking Opera facial painting works with Chinese traditional cultural characteristics and the performances by foreign students in University of Jinan left a deep impression on our visitors.

    Before the council meeting, University of Jinan, Marian Ngouabi University of the Republic of Congo, Community College of Denver of the United States, and Northern State University attended the Ninth Confucius Institute Conference held in Xiamen Fujian Province. This conference was held at the 10th anniversary of Confucius Institute with the theme of "Embracing another 10 years of Confucius Institute". More than 2000 representatives from 126 countries and regions all over the world, including presidents of the universities where Confucius Institute resides, deans of each Confucius Institute, as well as representatives,foreign envoys and other representatives from the Chinese partner universities (institutions), Education Departments (Committee) of the relevant provinces (autonomous region, city) , embassies and consulates, and Chinese funded enterprises participating in the construction of Confucius Institute, gathered together to meet the new ten years of Confucius Institute and explore important issues facing the development of Confucius Institute.