Confucius Classroom of the Year
After being awarded the Confucius Institute of the Year Award last year, the Confucius Institute at UNSW Australia topped the 2015 Honour’s List again.
Its Confucius Classroom at Ravenswood School for Girls in Sydney was one of the 10 Confucius Classrooms to receive the 2015 Confucius Classroom of the Year Award, given at the 10th Confucius Institute Conference held at the Shanghai Expo Centre on 6 and 7 December, 2015.
Madam Liu Yandong, Vice Premier of China and Chair of the Council of Confucius Institute Headquarters, delivered a keynote speech and presented awards to outstanding Confucius Institutes, Classrooms and individuals.
The theme of the conference was “Cater to New Demand and Push for Integration”. A total of 2,300 people attended the conference, including university presidents and representatives of Confucius Institutes from 134 countries and regions, envoys from foreign embassies in China, as well as representatives of related Chinese partners and enterprises.
The Confucius Institute Conference, also known as the “Davos of Education”, is a grand annual meeting of Confucius Institutes around the world and has been successfully held for ten years. The Conference aims to sum up experience, enhance exchanges, strengthen cooperation, and promote the healthy and sustainable development of Confucius Institutes as well as cultural exchanges and mutual learning between nations.
To date, 500 Confucius Institutes have been established around the world, and the number of Confucius Classrooms at primary and secondary schools has reached 1,000. The total number of students registered with the Confucius family around the world has reached a record1.9 million.
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