On May 24th, the inauguration ceremony for the Confucius Classroom at the Jagiellonian College in Toruń, Poland, was officially held. This Confucius Classroom, jointly established by China’s Hubei University and the Jagiellonian College, is the second one in Poland.
Around one hundred guests attended the inauguration ceremony on that day, including Mr. Zbigniew Ostrowski, Vice Governor of the Pomorskie Voivodship of Poland; Mr. Michal Zaleski, Mayor of Toruń; Ms. He Juan, Head of the Education Section of the Chinese Embassy in Poland; Mr. Xiong Jianmin, President of Hubei University as well as Chinese and Polish teachers and students.
In her remarks at the ceremony, Ms. He Juan noted that with the establishment of the Confucius Classroom at the Jagiellonian College in Toruń, five Confucius Institutes and two Confucius Classrooms altogether had been established in Poland, which provided the impetus for enhancing the Polish people’s understanding of Chinese literature and Chinese culture and would further deepen the traditional friendship between the Chinese and Polish people.
Mr. Zbigniew Ostrowski stressed the great significance of the joint efforts between the Jagiellonian College and Hubei University in establishing the Confucius Classroom. With the growing exchanges between the Pomorskie Voivodship and Hubei Province, the establishment of the Confucius Classroom opened the door to all-around exchanges between the two colleges, the two provinces and the two countries in the future.
To date, a total of five Confucius Institutes have been established in Kraków, Poznań, Wroclaw, Opole, Gdańsk in Poland. In addition, the Vistula University in Warsaw, capital of Poland, and the Jagiellonian College in Toruń host two Confucius Classrooms.
(Toruń, Poland; May 25th; Xinhua News Agency; Story by Chen Xu & Shi Zhongyu; Photos by the Confucius Classroom at the Jagiellonian College)