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The 2nd anniversary celebration of the Confucius Institute in Montpellier

published: 2015-10-28 14:41:00       hits: 

On September 26th, Vice Chairman of UESTC University Council Wang Yafei led a delegation to Montpellier, attending the 2nd anniversary celebration of the Confucius Institute in Montpellier.

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On the opening ceremony, Wang Yafei delivered a speech in which he congratulated on the 2nd anniversary of the Confucius Institute and expressed gratitude for the support for the Confucius Institute given by Montpellier government, school district and Université de Montpellier. He thought highly of the performance of the Confucius Institute and hoped that it could make more contribution to promote Sino-French cultural communication. He said that UESTC would continue to provide all kinds of support for the development of the Confucius Institute.

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Director of Montpellier school district Armande LE PELLEC MULLER, Deputy Mayor Kanthaly PHOUTTHASANG, President ofUniversité de Montpellier Philippe AUGE,Chairman of Montpellier Confucius Institute Michel Robert and China's deputy consul general in Marseille Wang Hong attended the ceremony. All of them gave high praise to the achievements that the Confucius Institute made, showed gratitude for support from all sections of the community. They also believe that a bright future is waiting for the Confucius Institute.

During the ceremony, various cultural activities including lion dance, tai chi, martial arts demonstration, and experience activities in calligraphy and tea art attracted thousands of citizens to participate in the event.

After the ceremony, The UESTC delegation respectively met with leaders for Montpellier government and Université de Montpellier, discussing matters in cooperation and communication.

Afterwards, the delegation visited partner university—Institut Supérieur d'Electronique de Paris, with which our university signed an agreement on talent cultivation this May. Both partied further discussed the details of the exchange program.

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Before the ceremony, the delegation first visited Hochschule Karlsruhe - Technik und Wirtschaft and Fachhochschule Esslingen in Germany and had discussions on short-term exchange programs.

Directors of Human Resources Department, School of Mechatronic Engineering and the Office of Int'l Cooperation of UESTC accompanied Vice Chairman Wang Yafei on the visit.