Webster Receives ‘Confucius Institute of the Year’ Honor

| February 8, 2013
HANBAN visit Webster University

Webster University was honored to host visitors from HANBAN in January, soon after the “Confucius Institute of the Year” award was announced.

Thanks to a long list of outreach activities – ranging from teaching Chinese language and culture classes in 42 St. Louis-area K-12 schools, to hosting two-week Chinese immersion trips each summer for local high school students, to conducting workshops for employees of St. Louis companies that do business in China, just to name a few – the Confucius Institute at Webster University was recently named “Confucius Institute of the Year” by HANBAN, an affiliate of the Chinese Ministry of Education.

“The ‘Confucius Institute of the Year’ award is a great honor for Webster University and a reflection of our continued commitment to international education, not only for our students, but also for the community at large,” said Deborah Pierce, who directs Webster’s Center for International Education and Confucius Institute.

“To be selected for this award out of more than 400 Confucius Institutes around the world is a testament to the hard work and dedication of those who have worked in Webster’s Confucius Institute over the past five years and the support the Institute has received from the University administration.”

The Confucius Institute at Webster University receives funding from HANBAN and is sponsored by Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU).

Read more about the honor and about the Confucius Institute at Webster University activities in the University news release.

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