On the afternoon (local time) of April 22, 2015, the Inauguration Ceremony of the Establishment of Confucius Institute between BJTU and the State University of Campinas was held at the State University of Campinas, Brazil. Prof. NING Bin, President of Beijing Jiaotong University and Prof. José Tadeu Jorge, President of the State University of Campinas jointly inaugurated for the establishment of the State University of Campinas Confucius Institute, which became the third Confucius Institute of BJTU after the ones in Belgium and the U.S.
First, on behalf of Beijing Jiaotong University, NING Bin extended warm congratulations to the establishment of the State University of Campinas Confucius Institute. He expressed gratitude to the competent authorities of China and Brazil for their great support and help to the establishment of the Confucius Institute. He hoped that the Confucius Institute would achieve tangible results in the teaching process and make contributions to the deepening cooperation between the two universities and China-Brazil Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Besides, he said he would very much like to take the Confucius Institute as a platform to share the fruits of high-speed railway and comprehensive transportation with Brazilian people so as to achieve a win-win situation.
José Tadeu Jorge said in his speech that the Chinese civilization is profound and the Sate University of Campinas is willing to cooperate with BJTU to spread Chinese culture. Although the two countries differ in history and culture, we share many fields to learn from each other.
Prof. GAO Hongyan (Dean of the Confucius Institute on the Chinese side) read out the congratulation letter from XU Lin, Director General of the Confucius Institute Headquarters (known as Hanban).
After the inauguration ceremony, the BJTU Art Troupe put on a show of traditional Chinese folk music, dance and solo for the teachers and students.
Currently, the Confucius Institute offers one course of Comprehensive Chinese with four classes and 120 registered students.