The Confucius Institute was officially launched in March 2007 by the then Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs the Hon. Alexander Downer.
2017 marks the 10th year anniversary of the establishment of the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide. Our 10th year anniversary will be celebrated throughout the year with many exciting events and activities, including an expanded presence at this year’s OzAsia festival.
Over the 10 years of our operation at the University of Adelaide our institute has run programs in hundreds of schools, engaging with thousands of students. We have run 9 study tours for university students and 14 for school teachers and leaders. We have also taken a number of SA parliamentarians on an educational trip to China, and run more than 40 ‘China Briefings’, all helping to create a better and more nuanced understanding of China in South Australia.
This year we will celebrate these achievements and many more as we look back on our work over the years.
Watch this space as we look to update on some of our special plans for the second half of 2017.