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Introduction

Ningbo University has Confucius Institutes in Africa and Europe, teaching Chinese language and holding cross-cultural activities to promote Chinese culture and mutual understanding between China and the world.

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Ningbo University has Confucius Institutes in Africa and Europe, teaching Chinese language and holding cross-cultural activities to promote Chinese culture and mutual understanding between China and the world.

In 2012, the Northern Light Confucius Institute was established in University of Iceland under the cooperation between Ningbo University and University of Iceland. Today, the institute has set up 12 local schools with over 500 students of Chinese language. It also offersprograms in sinology, Chinese martial art andTaiji,which are well-received. The institute aims to promote Chinese language and culture. Its cultural activity known as the “Chinese Day” was covered by Iceland TV and Fretabladid, the biggest newspaper in Iceland. Besides, cultural activities including Chinese Movie Show, Middle-autumn Festival Celebration and Chinese New Year Celebration attract numerous local people. The institutedelivers lectures and gives away books onChinese culture to companies and schools, promoting the culture yet further in Iceland.

Since 2013, the institute and Ningbo University have co-organized the Sino-Iceland Cultural Summer Camp. The various cultural activities offered by Ningbo University were highly appreciated. In 2014, Vice Premier Liu Yandong presented the Confucius Institute Individual Performance Excellence Award to Magnus Bjornsson, the Foreign dean of the Northern Light Confucius Institute, for his outstanding work.

The Confucius Institute (CI) at the University of Toamasina was established in 2014 with Ningbo University as its Chinese partner institution. The Institute officially opened in September 2016, following the arrival of the Chinese director in February 2015. In the last two years the Institute witnessed rapid development, setting up 13 classrooms, and maintains a staff of 3 regular teachers and 20 volunteer teachers. In addition to the Chinese and local director, the management team also consists of 2 administrative personnel and 5 support staff. As of November 2016, 4,263 students have enrolled at the Institute and its classrooms; 186 class sessions totaling 5,400 periods have been held. In addition providing Chinese language education, the Institute has been actively involved in organizing events to promote Chinese culture. In 2015, 29 cultural events were held at the Institute, attracting 11,266 participants in total; in 2016 the number of events rose to 36, attracting 15,660 participants. Activities and events at the Institute have been covered by media outlets such as the international channel of Television Malagasy, theZhongfei Ribao(China-Africa Daily), the Toamasina local TV network and radio station, and the Nosy Be local TV network on 70 different occasions. These events showcased China's fascinating cultural landscape, and allowed the people of Madagascar an opportunity to better understand China.