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Centre for Chinese language, culture opens in Belval
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Centre for Chinese language, culture opens in Belval

by HP 20.04.2018 From our online archive
Confucius Institute aims to promote cultural, linguistic cooperation
Luxembourg has now been added to the list of global locations where an institute has been established (photo: Chris Karaba)
Luxembourg has now been added to the list of global locations where an institute has been established (photo: Chris Karaba)

An institute to promote Chinese language and culture has been launched in Belval.

The University of Luxembourg site will be home to the Confucius Institute, offering Chinese courses for students, as well as people across the country.

The university rector, Stéphane Pallage, said the opening of the institute brought Luxembourg and China closer together and "opens many perspectives of cooperation culturally, economically and educationally".

Confucius institutes are located in several countries and aim to encourage the learning of the Chinese language and culture abroad.

(From left to right) Stéphane Pallage, higher-education minister Marc Hansen, Chinese ambassador to Luxembourg Huang Changqing and Jiao Yang (photo: Chris Karaba)
(From left to right) Stéphane Pallage, higher-education minister Marc Hansen, Chinese ambassador to Luxembourg Huang Changqing and Jiao Yang (photo: Chris Karaba)

Luxembourg has now been added to the list of global locations where an institute has been established.

From September, the institute in Belval will also offer scholarship programmes and study visits to China, as well as Chinese language tests and conferences.

The opening comes as a result of an agreement between the University of Luxembourg and Fudan University in Shanghai.

Speaking at the launch on Thursday evening, Jiao Yang, chairwoman of the university council of Fudan University, said the initiative "makes way for new strategic cooperation between the two universities", adding that it would act as a platform for language and cultural exchanges.