In early December the World Conference of Confucius Institutes was held in Xiamen. It was attended by 475 representatives of the Confucius Institute from the 127 countries. This year's annual conference was dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Institute.
Representatives of KFU Confucius Institute took part in the forum "Training of local teachers and improving the education quality". In addition, all representatives of Kazan University participated in a meeting organized by the Department of Education of the Chinese Embassy in Russia, where they discussed issues concerning realization of resource sharing and common problems of development of Confucius Institutes in Russia.
During the visit, KFU delegation participated in the Meeting of the Board of the Confucius Institute held in Hunan Normal University (Changsha). The meeting was attended by Director of the Confucius Institute at KFU, Zaynullin Jamil, deputy director of the Confucius Institute from China, Li Miao, KFU Vice-Rector for Finances, Rice Mullakaeva, and Director of the Institute of International Relations, History and Oriental Studies, Ramil Khairutdinov.
The meeting was opened by Rector of Hunan Normal University, Liu Syanzhun, who warmly welcomed the delegation of KFU, praised the development of the Confucius Institute at Kazan University and wished in the new decade further success in cooperation with Hunan Normal University.
Raisa Mullakaeva thanked for warm welcome and long-term support from Hunan Normal University. In her speech, she pointed out that cooperation between the two universities promotes the teaching and learning of Chinese language, serves as a bridge between the Russian and Chinese cultures. Vice-Rector hoped to increase the number of Chinese language teachers in KFU in the nearest future and improve teaching quality, and said that the Kazan Federal University intends to discuss further cooperation and the development issues of the Confucius Institute and continue to strengthen the friendship and the exchange of knowledge and experience between two universities and two countries.
During the visit to Hunan Normal University, the delegation also attended the Russian Language Center of Hunan Normal University, and also took part in several meetings with students and teachers of HNU.