The Chinese-Spanish Confucius Institute Periodical Granted the First Award of Technological Innovation by LA RAZÓN

[Source]    Confucius Institute at the University of Valencia [Time]    2017-12-26 15:04:05 
 

On November 29th 2017, Carmen Vela, Deputy Minister of Research, Development and Innovation of Spanish Government, along with Francisco Marhuenda, Director of “La Razón”, a Spanish nation-wide newspaper, granted the 1st Technological and Innovation Award 2017 to Vicente Andreu, Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Valencia(CIUV) for the digital Confucius Institute magazine app and web design and innovation in the Head Office of La Razón in Madrid, Spain.


Carmen Vela, Deputy Minister of Research, Development and Innovation of Spanish Government, along with Francisco Marhuenda, Director of “La Razón”, granting the 1st Technological and Innovation Award 2017 to Vicente Andreu, Director of CIUV


Vicente Andreu receiving the award representing CIUV

The prize is established to encourage businesses and individuals in Spain to value research and technological innovation. The 15 awarded projects of technology innovation come from 15 enterprises and institutions in Spain, including China’s Hisense, Japan’s Toshiba Japan, Korea’s Hyundai,etc. The Confucius Institute at the University of Valencia is the only institution from a university and the only non-profit public institution to promote culture.


The awardees

Over the seven years of running, the Chinese-Spanish Confucius Institute Periodical has been improving her quality by innovating the content and the forms. Meawhile she’s been exploring various routs to reaching her readers. In recent years, the journal has taken the advantage of the development of the Internet, launching the digital versions through webpages and App. Webpages have found it more efficient and more convenient to present to readers the magazine and App Edition has even enabled the readers to read offline. This year, the journal has opened an online community--Readers Club, offering articles in English and Spanish. By far the community has attracted more than 30,000 registered readers from around the world who interact and share what they have learned about Chinese culture from the magazine.

By innovating means of cultural exchanges, the Chinese-Spanish Confucius Institute journal has presented herself to readers outside Valencia and Spain, so that Chinese culture has quickly crossed boundaries and embraced the world. This innovative achievement has been highly praised by La Razón and the Spanish government department.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Confucius institute at the University of Valencia. This is the second time for CIUV to be granted an award by local media within one year.