The 3rd Confucius Institutes Meeting in Five Nordic Countries Held in Copenhagen

[Source]    Division of Human Resources Development of the CIH [Time]    2010-03-19 17:22:35 
 

From March 5th to 7th, the third joint conference of Confucius Institutes in North Europe was held in Copenhagen. The delegates came from 6 Institutes in 5 Nordic Countries, including directors from Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, as well as Chinese directors.

The three-day conference was sponsored by the Copenhagen Business Confucius Institute. The delegates held a discussion regarding the 2010 working plan. In addition, they focused on cooperation with other Confucius Institute for optimum utilization of resources to promote Chinese teaching and learning in North Europe.


At the conference

Prof. Verner Worm, Danish director of the Copenhagen Business Confucius Institute started by addressing the delegates. He stated his hope that the delegates could take full advantage of the conference to share their experiences and to exchange ideas with each other. Other delegates then took the floor in turn, including Prof. Kauko Laitinen, Finnish director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki and his Chinese counterpart Li Yuanzheng, Chinese director Yuan Kaijie from the Northern Lights Confucius Institute of Iceland University, Prof. Rune Ingebrigtsen, Norwegian director of the Confucius Institute in Bergen, Prof. Torbjörn Lodén, Swedish director from the Nordic Confucius Institute in Stockholm, Dui Xiangyun, Danish director of Confucius Institute for Innovation & Learning at Aalborg University, along with both the Chinese and the Danish director of the Copenhagen Business Confucius Institute. Kadri Sundja, a member of the Confucius Institute at Tallinn University, which is currently under construction, was invited to sit in on the conference.


Prof. Torbjörn Lodén, Swedish director from the Nordic Confucius Institute in Stockholm


Prof. Verner Worm, Danish director of the Copenhagen Business Confucius Institute

Chinese director Yuan Kaijie from the Northern Lights Confucius Institute of Iceland University and members of the institute

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