“Special Brain Child” – the Confucius Institute in Namibia, based at the University of Namibia UNAM celebrates its 5th Anniversary
Last week, the University of Namibia (UNAM), together with the China University of Geoscience, Beijing (CUGB), commemorated the fifth anniversary of their “special brain child” – the Confucius Institute in Namibia, based at UNAM.
Speaking at the ceremony, UNAM Vice Chancellor and Founding Chairman of the Board of Confucius Institute in Namibia, Professor Lazarus Hangula said, he was “very pleased” with the progress made so far, since its preliminary inception back in 2006, when the then Presidents of China and Namibia, Hu Jin Tao and Dr. Sam Nujoma consolidated the partnership between the two institutions.
“The aim of the Confucius Institute in Namibia is not only to facilitate communication and understanding between the Chinese people and Namibians, but also to enable Namibians to study and do business with China, and profit from the array of opportunities ranging from access to skills and technology transfer in that country,” he said.
Chinese Ambassador to Namibia, Zhang Yiming, said: “Confucius Institute always upholds the concept of ‘communication, exchange, and win-win cooperation’, based on the actual conditions in Namibia, and has made valuable contribution to language training at UNAM and Namibia as a whole.”
The Confucius Institute at UNAM is devoted to the teaching of Chinese language, and to strengthening educational and cultural exchanges and friendly cooperation between China and Namibia.