Confucius Classroom at Novosibirsk State University Holds 10th Anniversary Celebration and Unveiling Ceremony of Confucius Institute

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Novosibirsk State University [Time]    2019-07-15 14:08:28 
 

On July 1st local time, the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Confucius Classroom and the unveiling ceremony of the Confucius Institute were held at Novosibirsk State University.

A total of more than 100 people attended the unveiling ceremony, including Sergey Sannikov, Director of the International Cooperation and External Economic Relations Committee of Novosibirsk Oblast, Svetlana Sablina, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs of Novosibirsk State University, Edward Kolozhvari, Director of the Department of the Secondary Vocational Education of Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management, R. Gutsev, Director of the Department for International Development of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Vadim Platonov, Principal of No.112 Middle School, T. Vakeva, Vice Principal of No.112 Middle School, Iuliia Azarenko, Foreign Director of the Confucius Institute at Novosibirsk State University, Jiang Haijun, Vice President of Xinjiang University, Wang Chanjuan, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at Novosibirsk State University of Technology, Bi Xinhui, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at Novosibirsk State University and representatives of teachers and students from various teaching sites.

The event started with a melodious accordion solo. At the opening ceremony, Svetlana Sablina, Julia Azarenko and Bi Xinhui read the congratulations messages from S. Fedorchuk, Director of the Department of Education of Novosibirsk Oblast, Mikhail Fedoruk, President of Novosibirsk State University, Zhao Guocheng, Deputy Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Geng Liping, Consul General of the Chinese Consulate-General in Yekaterinburg.


Playing accordion

Fedorchuk expressed gratitude to the Confucius Institute at Novosibirsk State University for its contributions to the smooth development of Chinese teaching in the middle schools in Novosibirsk Oblast, pointing out that the Confucius Institute has served as a significant bridge between Russian and Chinese middle schools for their exchanges and cooperation.

Mikhail Fedoruk indicated that for the past decade, the Confucius classroom has made great efforts and achieved remarkable results in the undergraduate Chinese teaching and research of Russian universities, training in local Chinese teachers, Chinese language teaching and cultural activities in primary and secondary schools. At this stage, the Confucius Institute at Novosibirsk State University will have new opportunities for the development of education and research.


Svetlana Sablina reading the congratulations message from Novosibirsk State University

Zhao Guocheng stated that with the joint effort of China and Russia, the Confucius Classroom has made remarkable achievements by offering courses in Chinese language and culture suitable for all types of students, developing a large number of outstanding Chinese language talents, continuously advancing the Chinese teaching and cultural dissemination in the Novosibirsk region to a deeper level, and making positive contributions to enhancing mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese and Russian people.


Julia Azarenko reading the congratulation message from the Confucius Institute Headquarters

Geng Liping said that the Confucius Institute at Novosibirsk State University has made great efforts and contributions to the friendship between China and Russia and talents development. Thanks to the bridge built by the Confucius Institute at Novosibirsk State University, more and more Russian students and citizens have a strong interest in Chinese language and culture.


Bi Xinhui reading the congratulation message from the Chinese Consulate General in Yekaterinburg

In addition, Xinjiang University also indicated in its congratulations message that in the past decade, Novosibirsk State University and Xinjiang University have sincerely cooperated with each other and jointly discussed their plans for development. The leaders from the two universities, the Chinese and foreign directors and teachers have worked diligently and dedicated themselves to cultivating a large number of outstanding Chinese language talents so as to develop the Confucius Classroom into a bridge of friendship between the Chinese and Russian people.


Jiang Haijun reading the congratulation message from Xiangjiang University

In his speech, Shennikov expressed his heartfelt congratulations to the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Classroom and its upgrading into the Confucius Institute at Novosibirsk State University. He appreciated the achievements made by the Confucius Institute at Novosibirsk State University in the development of Chinese language talents and people-to-people exchanges, hoping that the Confucius Institute would serve as a messenger and bridge for cultural exchanges between China and Russia, thus contributing to the friendship between the two countries for generations.


Shennikov giving a speech

With the presence of the guests, teachers and students, Svetlana Sablina and Jiang Haijun jointly inaugurated the Confucius Institute at Novosibirsk State University. The guests watched the advertising video of the Confucius Institute and learned about the opening of its Chinese teaching sites and achievements in Chinese teaching, cultural activities and cooperation and exchanges.


The unveiling ceremony

Julia Azarenko and Bi Xinhui presented the nameplate to the heads of the teaching sites and expressed gratitude to the leaders and people who have helped develop the Confucius Institute. The guests express gratitudeto the Confucius Classroomat Novosibirsk State University for its support to the teaching sites, hoping that the Confucius Institute at Novosibirsk State University will continue to play a leading role in the Novosibirsk region.

At last, students from the Confucius Institute sang the Chinese song “A Little Happiness”. The celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Classroom and the unveiling ceremony of the Confucius Institute concluded successfully.


Singing the Chinese song “A Little Happiness”

The Confucius Institute at Novosibirsk State University was formerly the Confucius Classroom at Novosibirsk State University. It was officially contracted in March 2008 and opened in July 2009. In the past decade, the Confucius Classroom has made remarkable achievements in Chinese teaching, research and cultural exchanges, promoting language and people-to-people exchanges between China and Russia. The Confucius Institute at Novosibirsk State University will continue to use the resources of all parties to give full play to its advantages and make further contributions to the cultural exchanges between China and Russia.

Story by Zhao Pan