Confucius Institute at the University of Debrecen in Hungary Unveiled

[Source]    People’s Daily Online [Time]    2019-11-22 16:39:59 

The Confucius Institute at the University of Debrecen was officially unveiled in Debrecen, Hungary’s second largest city on November 15th, according to Debrecen. The Confucius Institute at the University of Debrecen, co-founded by Tianjin Foreign Studies University and Debrecen University, is the fifth Confucius Institute established in Hungary.

At the unveiling ceremony, Sylvain Zoltan, President of Debrecen University, said in his speech that driven by the Belt and Road Initiative, the pragmatic cooperation between Hungary and China in all fields continues to reach a new level. Learning Chinese and understanding Chinese culture will be helpful for the future development of Debrecen students. Debrecen University attaches great importance to the establishment of the Confucius Institute, which will facilitate the development of the Confucius Institute at Debrecen University.

Chinese Ambassador to Hungary Duan Jielong expressed that this year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Hungary. The bilateral relations between China and Hungary have maintained a healthy and stable development in recent years, with many highlights in people-to-people and education cooperation between the two countries. The Confucius Institute is an effective carrier for people from all over the world to understand Chinese culture. It is believed that the Confucius Institute at Debrecen University will contribute to the mutual learning of Chinese and Hungarian civilization, cultural exchanges and the friendship between the Chinese and Hungarian people.

Before the establishment of the Confucius Institute at the University of Debrecen, Hungary has established four Confucius Institutes: the Confucius Institute at Eötvös Loránd University, the Confucius Institute at University of Szeged, the Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine at University of Pecs, and the Confucius Institute at Miskolc University.

At the unveiling ceremony, Zoltán Szilvássy, President of the University of Debrecen, also awarded Chen Zhen, President of the Central and Eastern European TCM Association, and Chairman of the Hungarian Oriental Sinopharm Group the title of Honorary Professor in recognition of his significant contributions to research and international cooperation at the University of Debrecen for more than 20 years.

Chen Zhen said in his thank-you speech: “I am very grateful to Debrecen University for giving me their highest honor. Over the past 20 years, Debrecen has achieved fruitful results in international cooperation in the treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. I would like to take this opportunity to continue to strengthen cooperation with the University of Debrecen and to work together to build a community with shared future for human health. ”

Story by Yu Yang, People’s Daily Online, Warsaw, November 16th)

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