Confucius Institute established at Hanoi University

Saturday, 2014-12-27 16:37:18
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NDO – A plate-pinning ceremony was held at the Hanoi University (HANU) in Hanoi on December 27 for the Confucius Institute, a non-profit public institution which promotes Chinese language and culture abroad. 

Among the attendees were Nguyen Thien Nhan, Politburo member and President of Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee; and Yu Zhengsheng, member of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Politburo Standing Committee and Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee.

In his remarks, Associate Professor Dr. Nguyen Dinh Luan, Rector of HANU, hailed the plate-pinning ceremony as an important milestone in the development of the university.

The establishment of the Confucius Institute will contribute significantly to promoting the research and teaching of Chinese language and culture at the university, and strengthening the friendly relationship between Vietnamese and Chinese peoples, Luan said.

At the ceremony, Rectors of HANU (Vietnam) and Guangxi Normal University (China) signed two scrolls, ‘Wishing Vietnam – China friendship and co-operation be increasingly growing’.

On the occasion, VFF Central Committee President Nguyen Thien Nhan and CPPCC National Committee Chairman Yu Zhengsheng planted memorial trees at the campus of the Confucius Institute.

Established in 1959, HANU is among Vietnam’s leading State-owned universities, training and providing graduate and post-graduate human resources in the fields of languages, society and humanities, economics and information technology.

Chinese is one of the foreign languages studied and taught since the beginning days of the university. So far, HANU has established co-operative relations with over 50 Chinese universities, with the Guangxi Normal University being its traditional partner.