Confucius Institute at Middle East Technical University in Turkey Successfully Held 2011 Annual Board Meeting

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Middle East Technical University [Time]    2011-11-21 14:04:33 
 

According to the agreement of Xiamen University in China and Middle East Technical University in Turkey, 2011 Confucius Institute annual board meeting was held on the 24th of October in 2011 at the Middle East Technical University in Turkey.

A total of six people who attended the meeting were President Ahmet Acar of Middle East Technical University, President Zhu Chongshi of Xiamen University, Prof. Dr. Nazli, director of Confucius Institute, Prof.Wang Shanping, co-director of Confucius Institute, Mao Tongwen, Director of the Office of International Cooperation and Exchange of Xiamen University, and Yu Hongbo, deputy director of the Office of International Cooperation and Exchange of Xiamen University.

The two sides discussed the status quo of the Confucius Institute and the development of the next five years; and talked about the future of the two universities in academic and cultural cooperation; explored the feasibility of establishment of Chinese major in Middle East Technical University. Later an in-depth discussion was carried out about Chinese cultural activities and Chinese language teaching at the High school Affiliated to Middle East Technical University , and the details about the establishment of Confucius Classroom in the next two years. In addition, both sides of the board discussed and found solutions to the problems in recent years` development of Confucius Institute, such as lack of classrooms, small space of the library, and some other specific problems.

Furthermore, the two sides reached an agreement on some issues: summer camp, exchange of scholars and students as well.

This board meeting of Confucius Institute was highly valued not only by the two universities, but also by the Chinese Ambassador Mr.Gong Xiaosheng . Ambassador Gong Xiaosheng specially spared some time to meet the representatives of board to discuss the future development of Confucius Institute, discussing and making some constructive suggestions about the development of the Confucius Institute. The board meeting of Confucius Institute will be a milestone to the future development and will promote further understanding and cooperation between Middle East Technical University and Xiamen University.