Celebration of CI Day 2015

30. OCT, 2015

On the 10th of October, We celebrated the annual Confucius Institute Day, which, this year, took place in Nordkraft,Aalborg. People of all ages stopped by to experience and learn about Chinese culture.

The people of Aalborg had the opportunity to participate many different Chinese activities (tea ceremony, calligraphy workshop, taichi, etc.)and experience two very talented musicians from our Confucius Institute at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. In just five hours nearly 800 guests showed up.

Thanks to all the volunteers from the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars in Aalborg.


Bernhard Sindberg - The Danish Hero of Nanjing

18. AUG, 2015

More than 75 years ago a Danish young man went to Nanjing to make a huge difference. He rescued up to 20.000 Chinese from attacking Japanese troops, when he and a colleague German Dr. Karl Günther set up a refugee camp at a concrete factory where he was stationed. And still today he is not forgotten in China - while in Denmark most have never heard of his name: Bernhard Sindberg.

During August 2015 a Chinese film crew visited Aarhus, Denmark to collect material for a one-hour documentary about Bernhard Sindberg, scheduled to release later this year.

Chinese Director Huang Kaifa and Deputy Director Thorsten Budde Haensel went to meet with the film crew while they were interviewing Sindberg's niece Marianne Andersen who lives in Lystrup near Aarhus. Here they met an old friend, retired journalist, author of a book about Sindberg and special consultant on the new documentary Mr. Dai Yuanzhi.

Bernhard Sindberg's story is truly remarkable and interesting. If you want to learn more you can read about him on wikipedia here. The Aarhus newspaper has a large collection of articles too (in Danish). Making a online search will prompt articles from Chinese newspapers.
From left: Mrs. Cao (wife of Mr. Dai), Thorsten Budde Haensel, Dai Yuanzhi and Huang Kaifa
Bernhard Sindberg at the refugee camp


Asian Food Festival 2015

02. JUL, 2015

From Friday June 19 to Sunday June 21 2015, the Asian Food Festival was held at Gammel Torv in Aalborg City.
CI Aalborg was one of the main sponsors of the event, and furthermore we also did Chinese calligraphy, tea ceremony and a dumpling workshop.
Given the dumpling workshop, we are able to donate 6400 kr. to a project in China related to single mothers, their children and education.
The event was a great success with 19,000 visitors.


Visit from CCTV

09. MAR, 2015

Today, March 9 2015, Confucius Institute had the pleasure of a visit from CCTV, Beijing. The team from CCTV, which among others included Liu Minchao and Wang Xiongxian, visited CI as a part of their tour in Europe.
It was a very nice meeting and visit with an exciting talk about both CCTV's and CI's work.


Chinese New Year 2015

02. MAR, 2015

Last Saturday, 28 February 2015, CI had arranged the celebration of Chinese New Year at the library in Aalborg.
The event was open from 10:30-15:00, and there were people all day. The participants could try to do calligraphy themselves, play a Chinese chopstick game, experience a Chinese tea ceremony, get information about Confucius Institute and receive a Chinese name written with Chinese characters.
The event was a great success, and a happy celebration of the Chinese New Year.


Celebration of Chinese New Year 2015

23. FEB, 2015

Confucius Institute is celebrating Chinese New Year, and we invite you all to join us! The event takes place at Aalborg Bibliotek (Rendsburggade 2, 9000 Aalborg) Saturday 28 February from 10:30-15:00.
There will be different activities such as calligraphy and Chinese tea ceremony. We are looking forward to see you.

Read more about the event here (it is in Danish)


Delegation trip from North Denmark to Beijing

25. NOV, 2014

The Confucius Institute at Aalborg University arranged a trip to Beijing for 19 school leaders and high school from
all over North Denmark. It lasted a week from October 18 to October 25.
The aim of the trip was to let the participants learn more about China, experience the Chinese educational system and possibly find a friendship school for future collaboration.

The trip was a great success. All the participants showed great interest in China. The planned program gave them cultural experiences such as the
Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City and more. They also visited several local schools where they got the opportunity to talk with pupils, teachers and school leaders and attend different classes such as Chinese class, art class, and English class.
These visits inspired the Danish school leaders in many ways. Especially the Chinese school system’s big attention to the physical well being of the students made a big impression.
Besides the school visits the school leaders also attended meetings with their Chinese peers and lectures about the Chinese society. In this way they attained a lot of information about the Chinese school system,which they can use in future collaboration with partner schools and the CI.


Confucius Institute 10 year Anniversary

31. OCT, 2014

On September 27, Confucius Institute could celebrate its 10 year anniversary in Copenhagen. The day was full of musical and cultural activities, both for adults and children, such as calligraphy workshop, traditional Chinese instrument workshops, Chinese language workshop, the oppurtunity to play Chinese drums with the drum master Yim Hok Man from Hong Kong, readings of H.C. Andersen's fairy tale - The Nightingale - accompanied by traditional Chinese instruments, Tai Ji Quan, face-painting, and the opportunity to taste Chinese snacks.
It was a wonderful day with lots of celebration!


CI’s 5 Year Anniversary

01. OCT, 2014

On Friday 26 September Confucius Institute for Innovation and Learning celebrated its 5 year anniversary.
The anniversary was held at Utzon Center in Aalborg. It was celebrated with music performances, speeches by among others Inger Askehave, Thomas Kastrup-Larsen Aalborgs mayor, Chen Guangju vice president from Beijing Normal University, and Carsten Boyer Thøgersen. This was followed by the opening of two Confucius Classrooms at Hjørring EUC Nord and Viborg Katedralskole and a reception afterwards.

In connection with the opening of the Confucius Classrooms in Hjørring and Viborg, a student from Støvring Gymnasium, Magnus, and a former student from Støvring Gymnasium, Ejner, told about their experiences regarding China, their stay at Beijing Normal University (BNU) and what it has meant for them to be a part of a Confucius Classroom. This summer, Magnus participated in the summer camp that BNU arranges every year in collaboration with Confucius Institute, Aalborg. Ejner was studying at BNU for a whole year and received a scholarship through Confucius Classroom at Støvring Gymnasium and BNU.

It was very nice to see so many participants coming and celebrating Confucius Institute for Innovation and Learning’s 5 year anniversary and the opening of the two new Confucius Classrooms.


Five Year Anniversary of the Confucius Institute

23. SEP, 2014

Five Year Anniversary of the Confucius Institute for Innovation and Learning at Aalborg University!
Everybody is invited for the reception at the Utzon Center, Slotspladsen 4, 9000 Aalborg, from 13:30-16:00. We are looking forward to seeing you!