Milestones


2007

Jan. 18  The Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield, UK opened. The then British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott and the Chinese Consul General in Manchester Gong Jianzhong attended the opening ceremony.

Jun. 25  The Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia opened. The then Chinese Consul General in Melbourne Liang Shugen attended the opening ceremony.

2008

Mar. 19  The Confucius Institute at Atlanta (Emory University), USA opened. The then Chinese Consul General in Huston Qiao Hong attended the opening ceremony.

Oct. 23  The Confucius Institute at the University of Artois, France opened. Minister Qu Xing from the Chinese Embassy in France attended the opening ceremony.

2009

May 5  The Confucius Institute at the Catholic University of Chile opened. Madame Xu Lin, Director-General of Hanban and Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, the then Chinese Ambassador to Chile Liu Yuqin attended the opening ceremony.

Jun. 10  The agreement to co-establish the Confucius Institute at University of Freiburg, Germany was signed by the then Chinese Ambassador to Germany Ma Canrong and president of University of Freiburg.

Jul. 15  The agreement to co-establish the Confucius Institute at University of Freiburg, Germany was signed by Nanjing University and University of Freiburg.

2010

Sept.  The first class of Confucius Institute Scholarship Students at Nanjing University opened, with 40 students including 9 for Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages.

Dec. 11  The Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield won the “Confucius Institute of the Year” on the 5th Global Conference of Confucius Institute.

2011

Dec. 23  Madame Liu Yandong, the then State Councillor of China, visited the Confucius Institute at the Catholic University of Chile, and announced 100 scholarships for the University.

2012

Jan. 30 - Feb. 12  The Traditional Instrument Orchestra of Nanjing University visited 9 Confucius Institutes in Southeastern part of the United State, performing for thousands of audience in 20 schools of more than 10 cities.

May 19  The Chinese Culture and the World Forum was held as part of the 110th Anniversary of Nanjing University events. More than 40 representatives abroad attend the forum, including leaders from Nanjing University’s 7 Confucius Institutes and their host universities, 3 of whom delivered keynote speech.

Sept.  The Confucius China Study Plan was formally initiated. List of advisors from Nanjing University was released.

2013

Apr. 10  The Confucius Institute at George Washington University, USA opened. Madame Xu Lin, Director-General of Hanban and Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, the then Minister Counsellor Fang Maotian from the Chinese Embassy in USA attended the opening ceremony.

Jun. 20  The Confucius China Study Series of Nanjing University was initiated with support from Hanban.

Sept.  First group of young scholars of Confucius China Study Plan started their studies in Nanjing University.

Nov. 20  China’s Vice Premier Madame Liu Yandong visited the Confucius Institute at George Washington University.

Dec. 7  The Confucius Institute at the University of Melboune won the “Confucius Institute of the Year” on the 8th Global Conference of Confucius Institute.

2014

Jul. 2  The Academic Confucius Institute at Gottingen University opened. The Chinese Consul General in Hamburg Yang Huiqun and Minister Counselor Dong Qi from the Chinese Embassy in Germany attended the opening ceremony.

Sept.  First class of Confucius Institute Scholarship undergraduates opened in Nanjing University.

Sept. 25 – Oct. 7  A 24-member delegation of Nanjing University’s Traditional Instrument Orchestra visited Confucius Institutes and other institutions in Oregon and Washington States of the United States with highly-praised performances.

Dec. 7  On the 9th Global Conference of Confucius Institutes, the Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield won the honor of “Model Confucius Institute”, and Sir Keith Burnett, Vice Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, awarded “Person of the Year” by China’s Vice Premier Liu Yandong.

2015

Aug. 31  The Commission of Confucius Institutes of Nanjing University was established, with Chancellor Zhang Yibin and President Chen Jun both as Commission Chairs, and Vice President Zhu Qingbao as Deputy Chair.

Sept.  The Office of Confucius Institutes of Nanjing University was founded with Assistant President Fan Conglai as Director.

Sept. 24 – Oct. 6  The Traditional Instrument Orchestra of Nanjing University visited 7 Confucius Institutes in 5 Southern states the United State, presenting 8 performances.

Oct. 22  China’s President Xi Jinping visited UK and attended the UK Confucius Institute and Confucius Classroom Annual Conference.  Chancellor Zhang Yibin of Nanjing University was invited to the Conference and met by President Xi. Zhang also chaired the panel discussion of the Conference.

Dec. 6  The Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield won the honor of “Confucius Institute of the year ”on the 10th Global Conference of Confucius Institutes.

Dec. 31  Two rules was issued by Nanjing University concerning Confucius Institutes, i.e.: Nanjing University’s Rule on Selection and Management of Chinese Co-directors of Confucius Institutes and  Nanjing University’s Rule on Selection and Management of Teachers of Confucius Institutes.

2016

Jun.  First group of works of the Confucius China Study Series was released by Nanjing University Press.


  

  


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