UCD CII Director Dr Liming Wang warmly received the Fudan University delegation headed by its Executive Vice President Yonghao Gui on September 8th. The other delegates in attendance were Director of Fudan University Foreign Affairs Office Wen Chen, Deputy Director of Fudan University Confucius Institute Office Lin Li and Director of Fudan University Medical School Office Rong Wu.
Dr Wang hosted a viewing of the UCD CII 10th anniversary video with the guests followed by an introduction of the Institute’s 10-year development. He spoke of the Chinese classes offered and the Chinese teaching environment in Ireland as well as UCD CII outreach activities. UCD CII endeavors to be the role model for global Confucius Institutes in terms of teaching quality and facilities. Dr Wang told the guests that the new Confucius Institute building will be put into use early next year. UCD CII has become an important bridge linking the friendship between China and Ireland. Following a speech about UCD CII’s future plans, the host and guests shared their experiences in developing their own Confucius Institutes, discussed issues concerning the development of Confucius Institutes and the overseas promotion of Chinese language and culture. They exchanged gifts and took photos after the meeting.