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!


Asian Food Festival 2014 roundup

25. JUN, 2014

Last weekend the Asian Food Festival ended and it was a huge success. In total around 15.000 people visited the festival. They enjoyed Chinese dumplings, Japanese sushi, curry from Bangladesh and specialities from the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. Visitors of all ages tried their Chinese calligraphy skills, wrestled with Sumo suits, shopped around among the many souvenir stands and much more.

If you want to have a look at pictures, then check out the great pictures taken by BrknRib Photography on Facebook here


Asian Food Festival 2014

12. JUN, 2014

From June 20-22, the Asian Food Festival will take place - everyone is welcome and the entrance is free.

There will be different activities during the days such as face painting, dumpling workshop, different food shop from many different asian countries, a sumo corner and much more.
The profit of the festival will be donated to a good cause. You can read more here


Lectures by Professors from Beijing Normal University

08. APR, 2014

Monday 31 March Aalborg University had the pleasure of four interesting lectures by four professors from Beijing Normal University.

Prof. Li Shaomeng held a lecture with the title “The Chinese Conception of the State and the Government: An Alternative Version of Cosmopolitanism”.

Prof. Xuehua Shi held a lecture with the title “How do the Chinese People Evaluate the Impacts of China's Global Re-emergence on China and the World?”

Prof. Wang Xinsong held a lecture with the title “Resilience of the Chinese Political System: Adaptive Governance and Its Challenges”.

Prof. Yang Chengyu held a lecture with the title “China’s Economic Growth, Income Inequality, and Demographic Change”.

All of the four lecturers were very competent and the lectures were a huge success with many participants.