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Opening of Confucius Institute Celebrated

October 27, 2010

UNH celebrated the opening of the state’s only Confucius Institute Tuesday, welcoming Chinese dignitaries and Chengdu University officials to campus with a presentation of Chinese arts and culture. The nonprofit educational institution, which will sponsor classes in Chinese language and culture, will be housed at UNH.

Photos: Perry Smith, Photographic Services

In addition to providing UNH students with access to a complete curriculum in Chinese with the addition of two visiting scholars from China, the institute will work with K-12 schools throughout the state and as well as with the other schools in the university system to help them establish Chinese language programs. Through distance learning Chinese language classes may also be offered in the North Country and other interested schools. Chinese language, culture and business courses will be developed and taught for any individual interested in studying in China and the institute will serve as a clearinghouse for cultural exchange opportunities.

Jiliu Zhou – president of Chengdu University
President Mark Huddleston

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