UAA CI Team attends Fourth Confucius Institute Directors Conference
UAA CI Director and Associate Director traveled to Beijing for the Fourth Confucius Institute Directors Conference and Workshop which took place from December 12th to the 15th. They were joined by Prof. Huang Jiying from Northeast Normal University who joins the senior staff of the UAA CI in January.
The annual Directors Conference gathers together CI Directors and senior staff as well as presidents, chancellors and provosts of the host universities of the now 282 Confucius Institutes in 80 countries worldwide (as well as similar delegations from the 272 Confucius Classrooms) along with people from the many Chinese partner institutions to meet with the senior officers of Hanban to discuss how the work of the Confucius Institutes has progressed over the past year and what can be done to improve our work in the year to come.
Hosting all these people is a considerable logistical challenge which also included a symphony concert and a grand banquet in the Great Hall of the People. The staff of Hanban were very busy but they did a wonderful job.