Opening of IBA Confucius Institute

The official opening of IBA Confucius Institute was celebrated on October 29th with classical music, Chinese music and speeches, including a speach from the mayor of Kolding, the Chinese Cultural Counsellor in Denmark and the Presidents of both the International Business Academy and the Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance.

The opening of the Institute also celebrates the collaboration between the International Business Academy, Kolding and Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance.

The aim of the Confucius Institute

  • To strengthen educational and business cooperation between China and Denmark.
  • To support and promote the development of Chinese language education.
  • To increase mutual understanding and friendship among people in China and Denmark.

Contact us
E-mail: confucius@iba.dk

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The new centre will be the focal point for a wide range of activities, all serving to promote Danish/Chinese cooperation. The Chinese musicians tied it all together by playing both the popular Danish song ‘The Danish song is a young blonde girl’ (‘Den danske sang er en ung, blond pige’), and some traditional Chinese folk music.

The purpose of the centre is to spread awareness and knowledge of Chinese language and culture, while also promoting trade and cooperation between Danish and Chinese companies and organizations.

Confucius Institute’s new sign was unveiled by Vice President Gu Xiaomin of Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance, the mayor of Kolding, and IBA Chairman Jørn Pedersen.

Vice President Gu Xiaomin, from Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance.

A singer from Shanghai, Wei Qidan, sang ‘Flying Songs for Mother Earth’, amongst others.

Kolding’s mayor and IBA Chairman Jørn Pedersen.

IBA Confucius Institute offered green and black Chinese teas to the visitors.

Bai Wei, Program Officer, Confucius Institute headquarters.

Group picture of representatives from the Chinese Embassy, IBA Kolding, and Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance.

Peng Sizheng from the Chinese Embassy.

IBA Confucius Institute offered participants a chance to try their hand at Chinese calligraphy.

Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey from the University of Warwick described her many travels in China, which she first visited in 1974.

The opening of IBA Confucius Institute was held at IBA’s new premises in Kolding.

CEO of the Danish Export Association, Ulrik Dahl.

Musicians from the MCI Ensemble played traditional Chinese music. They also surprised the audience with their own version of Carl Nielsen’s ‘The Danish song is a young blonde girl’ (‘Den danske sang er en ung blond pige’).

Contact

  • Ildikó Antal
    Ildikó Antal
    Director, IBA International & Confucius Institute