THE University of Cyprus has established one of the 460 Confucius Institutes in the world.
Constantinos Christofides, Rector of the University, speaking at a news conference said the Confucius Institute would significantly contribute to the internationalisation of the University of Cyprus.
“It does not only open a window into the field of education and culture, but it also opens a window on broader cooperation on issues like the economy and trade, while our students will have the opportunity to learn Chinese, to travel more easily to this country. I am confident that this will enhance cooperation between the two countries,” Christofides said.
Assistant Professor Wang Shenxian, speaking during the conference, referred to the important help provided by the Rector on the establishment of Confucius Institution at the University of Cyprus, which will bring the people of China and Cyprus closer.
He announced that the official opening of the Institute would be on September 27, when the tenth anniversary of the world’s Confucius Institutes is celebrated.
Confucius Institutes are non-profit institutions affiliated with the ministry of education of China. Their aim is to promote the Chinese language and culture around the world. There are 460 Institutes in more than 120 countries. (CNA)