First Confucius Institute in the Capital of Poland Holds Unveiling Ceremony

[Source]    xinhuanet.com [Time]    2019-09-29 16:31:48 
 

On September 23rd, the unveiling ceremony of the Confucius Institute at Warsaw University of Technology in Poland was held. Co-founded by Warsaw University of Technology and Beijing Jiaotong University, the Confucius Institute at Warsaw University of Technology is the first of its kind in Warsaw, the capital of Poland.

Liu Guangyuan, Chinese Ambassador to Poland, said in his speech that the Confucius Institute at Warsaw University of Technology will not only serve the University’s teachers and students, but also embrace the people of Poland’s capital. He hoped that the Confucius Institute at Warsaw University of Technology can give full play to the advantages of the two universities and better meet the Polish people’s needs of learning Chinese and understanding Chinese culture.

Jan Szmidt, President of Warsaw University of Technology, said that the establishment of the Confucius Institute at Warsaw University of Technology will further enhance the promotion of Chinese culture and Chinese language teaching in Warsaw and even Poland, and make positive contributions to promoting exchanges and cooperation between Poland and China in language, culture, higher education and scientific research.

Guan Zhongliang, Vice President of Beijing Jiaotong University, said that the establishment of this Confucius Institute is the fruit of the long-term cooperation between teachers and students of the two universities, and is also an important achievement of strengthening the people-to-people and cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Poland.

At the unveiling ceremony, congratulatory letters from Confucius Institute Headquarters in China and the Governor of Mazovia Province in Poland was also read out. After the unveiling ceremony, the guests enjoyed the performance of Chinese folk music and martial arts presented by the teachers and students of China and Poland.

In recent years, the cooperation in language and culture between China and Poland has progressed rapidly. Currently, there are six Confucius Institutes and two Confucius Classrooms in Poland.

(Story by Chen Xu, Zhang Zhang, Xinhua News Agency, Warsaw, September 23rd)

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