Unveiling Ceremony of Confucius Institute of Northern State University Held

May,20 2015  from:News Center

   University of Jinan(UJN),May.20th, 2015: The unveiling ceremony of Confucius Institute of Northern State University of the US was held at Northern State University (NSU) on April 10. UJN President Cheng Xin and NSU President James Smith attended the ceremony and unveiled the brand together.

    Also presented were Mr. Dennis Daugaard, Governor of South Dakota of the US, Mr.Mike Levsen,Mayor of the city of Aberdeen and the  representatives of teachers and students of NSU attended as well.

    UJN President Cheng Xin delivered a speech at the launching ceremony. Mr.Cheng mentioned UJN is located in the hometown of Confucius, rooted in the fertile soil of the Confucian culture, and deeply infiltrated by the Chinese traditional culture. Our University will uphold the Confucius' idea of "Peace is the most precious" and "Harmony without uniformity" and keep a close cooperation with NSU, providing all necessary support for the success of Confucius Institute, and convenience to people in and around the City of Aberdeen in learning the Chinese language and understanding the Chinese culture. Then the Chinese President of Confucius Institute of NSU  Chen Yan expressed she would spare no effort to make positive contribution to promoting the healthy development of Confucius Institute.

    Mr.Dennis Daugaard made a speech on behalf of NSU,expressing enthusiastic congratulation on the official launching of Confucius Institute, as well as great expectations for more channels of communication provided by the development of Confucius Institute for the local people.

    After the unveiling ceremony, President Chen and the guests visited Chinese Culture Exhibition of Confucius Institute in NSU, where Yu Jianbo, director of UJN Culture Center, wrote Chinese calligraphy in person.

    In addition,UJN President Cheng went on to pay the visit to Institute National de la Recherche Scientifique in Canada (INRS) and two sides signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation.

     

     During the stay in the US, the UJN President Cheng Xin visited University of Denver Community (UDC )and two sides signed the agreement on the future cooperation and exchang which extends the cooperation areas.Also two sides held  a depth discussion on the offering of traditonal chinese medicine.Afterwards,Cheng also called on Xu Gang, Chinese President of Confucius Institute of UDC and asked about his work and living in the US.