Monday, December 28, 2015

Pitt's Confucius Institute named among 2015 Confucius Institutes of the Year.

The University of Pittsburgh's Confucius Institute was named one of the 20 Confucius Institutes of the Year in 2015 at the 10th Confucius Institute Conference in Shanghai on December 5 and 6. It received the same honor in 2008, 2011, and 2013, and is one of five United States Institutes to receive the honor this year. An excerpt of the award text:
In 2015, the Confucius Institute hosted over 30 cultural events of various kinds, attracting more than a total of 37,000 participants. Among the "Confucius Institute Day" events, the Institute successfully held the '1st Pittsburgh Chinese Cultural Festival". This was in cooperation with fifteen local Chinese science and technology, language education, fok art and business organizations. This June, Madam Liu Yandong, Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China, visited the Confucius Institute at University of Pittsburgh, where she highly appreciated the Institute's achievements in teaching and used the expression "Only One" to describe its excellence.