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5th Annual Confucius Institute Conference


Madame Xu Lin, Professor Fu Siyi and Professor Hywel Thomas

Madame Xu Lin, Professor Fu Siyi and Professor Hywel Thomas

A Cardiff delegation played a prominent role in the recent 5th Annual Confucius Institute Conference, held in Beijing.

Professor Hywel Thomas, Pro-Vice Chancellor International and Engagement, spoke at this major event for Confucius Institutes from around the world, presenting to a session on educational partnerships both within and outside the University.

Prof Hywel Thomas, Pro-Vice Chancellor International and Engagement, presenting a session on educational partnerships both within and outside the University

Prof Hywel Thomas, Pro-Vice Chancellor International and Engagement, presenting a session on educational partnerships both within and outside the University

Along with Cardiff Confucius Institute co-directors Dr Richard Evans and Professor Fu Siyi, Professor Thomas met Professor Zhu Chongshi, President of Xiamen University, the University’s partner in the Cardiff Confucius Institute. At the Conference Dinner Professor Thomas and Professor Fu also met Madame Xu Lin, the Director-General of HANBAN, the Headquarters of Confucius Institutes worldwide.

Dr Evans and Professor Fu had attended the pre-Conference workshop for all Confucius Institutes associated with Xiamen University. They reported on the progress at Cardiff over the last year and gave news of the European network of Xiamen’s Confucius Institutes.  Cardiff has established and is leading the network which will meet for the first time in Malta in February 2011.

After the Conference Dr Evans and Professor Fu visited the University of Chongqing, where the University already has strong links, especially in Architecture and Low Carbon Research.  They met colleagues from the College of International Education, including the Deputy Dean, Professor Jiang Yan, and Professor Li Jing, who is also Director of the Confucius Institute at Pisa in Italy.

Deputy Dean, Prof Jiang Yan, and Prof. Li Jing, who is also Director of the CI at Pisa in Italy

Deputy Dean, Prof Jiang Yan, and Prof. Li Jing, who is also Director of the CI at Pisa in Italy

Prof Siyi Fu and Dr Richard Evans

Prof Siyi Fu and Dr Richard Evans

Prof Fu, President Zhu of Xiamen University and Dr Evans

Prof Fu, President Zhu of Xiamen University and Dr Evans

 

 

More information on the 5th Confucius Institute Conference can be found on HANBAN’s website.