The delegation headed by Vice President Mr Guohua Yan from Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) visited UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland (UCD CII) on April 12th, 2016. The delegation of BFSU also included Professor Xiaohui Zhang, Director of Confucius Institute Division, Professor Jing Ke, Director of International Exchange Office and Professor Zhanpeng Wang, Director of Centre for Irish Studies. The delegation met with Professor Liming Wang, Director of UCD CII, Professor Yongqiang Cai, Chinese Director of UCD CII and some staff members.
At the meeting, Professor Liming Wang briefed the guests on important events over last 10 years and presented the design concepts and progress of the Model Confucius Institute New Building project. The two parties discussed the degree programmes offered by UCD CII, including BComm with Chinese Studies, Law and Chinese Studies, training programmes for local Irish teachers and MA in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture. Both sides also explored the possibilities of establishing links and cooperation. UCD CII’s achievements in promoting Chinese teaching in Ireland and Sino-Irish educational and cultural exchanges were highly praised by Mr Guohua Yan and visitors from BFSU.