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2014

3 December 2014: Confucius Institute Annual Lecture 'The Rise of China: How China will change almost everything' by Dr Martin Jacques
The Confucius Institute Annual Guest Lecture will take place on 3rd December in Faraday Lecture Theatre, Lancaster University. All Welcome.
Please register online
Fan Zhiyi visit
20 November 2014: Interested in the Confucius Institute Study Trip to China?
If you have been studying Chinese for a minimum of 3 months and are interested in a 10 day study trip to China please come to one of the information evenings and find out more.
Beijing montage
4 September 2014 : Lancaster University’s Confucius Institute welcomes the ‘Chinese David Beckham’
A former international footballer – regarded by many as the Chinese David Beckham due to his fame in the Far East – has visited Lancaster University’s Confucius Institute.
Fan Zhiyi visit
21 July 2014: Teacher Training Programme at Lancaster University Confucius Institute
This week thirty Chinese language teachers took part in a teacher training programme delivered by Chinese language teachers from the School of International Education of South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China.
Teacher Training Programme at Lancaster University Confucius Institute
25 June 2014: Confucius Institute Dragon Boat team success reported in Lancaster Guardian
Lancaster University Confucius Institute team were Dragon Boat racing against UCLan, Edge Hill, Liverpool and Manchester Universities. Read the report in the Lancaster Guardian.
Dragon Boat team
17 June 2014: Confucius Institute to host Chinese Language Teacher
Training Workshop

The Confucius Institute at Lancaster University will be hosting a Chinese Teacher Training Workshop from 15th to 17th July 2014. This is the third time we will host such a workshop. Book your place by completing the application form by the 8th July. Application Form | Workshop details
Chinese Language Teacher Training Workshop
21 May 2014: Lancaster to host 2014 semi-finals of China UK Entrepreneurship Challenge
Lancaster University to host semi-finals of China UK Entrepreneurship Challenge on 5th June 2014 and Lancaster celebrates a ‘banner’ year for entries.
China UK Entrepreneurship Challenge
21 May 2014: Lancaster China Catalyst Programme

Do you own or work for a high tech company that aspires to grow through R&D and innovation? The Lancaster China Catalyst Programme will provide UK companies with a significant package of support to develop R&D partnerships with Chinese counterparts in Guangdong Province.

Lancaster China Catalyst Programme
14 May 2014: New two-year Masters degree in International Innovation
The Confucius Institute joins others at Lancaster University to offer an exciting new two-year Masters degree in International Innovation.
Masters degree in International Innovation
10 May 2014: Dragon Boat Race at Preston Docks
Lancaster University Confucius Institute team Dragon Boat racing against UCLan, Edge Hill, Liverpool and Manchester Universities on Saturday at Preston Docks.
dragon boat race
3 April 2014: Register for HSK/HSKK Chinese Proficiency Tests
Register for Basic Level Chinese Proficiency Oral Test (HSKK) and Levels 2 and 3 Chinese Proficiency Written Tests (HSK)
HSK Chinese Proficiency Test logo
3 February 2014: Children get a taste of life in the Orient
Schoolchildren got a taste of the Orient as they celebrated Chinese New Year. Youngsters at Moor Park Primary School tried traditional Chinese dishes, created Asian art and learned phrases in Mandarin for the celebration.
Moor Park Primary School
28 January 2014: Confucius Institute at Blackpool Career Options Event
Lancaster University Confucius Institute and the Department of European Languages and Cultures took part in the Blackpool Career Options event where Year 9 pupils from eight local high schools explored further studies, apprenticeships and work.
Confucius Institute at Blackpool Career Options Event
9 January 2014: Routes into Languages taster day
Over 100 year 9 school children came to Lancaster University to experience Catalan, Chinese, calligraphy and painting and Latin at the 'Routes into Languages’ language taster day at Lancaster University. Watch the video to see how they went on and hear from two teachers whose schools took part.

routes into lanugage taster day

 

2013

13 December 2013: Lancaster University Confucius Institute has been awarded Chinese HSK test centre status. This means we will be preparing to offer Chinese language proficiency tests. HSK Chinese Proficiency Test logo
21 November 2013: Lancaster University Confucius Institute 2nd Annual Lecture
Lancaster University Confucius Institute’s 2nd Annual Lecture was held. Professor Andrew Atherton, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University, gave an excellent lecture on the the private entrepreneurs’ role in China’s reform and growth of economy. 
2nd Annual Lecture
19 November 2013: Lancaster University Confucius Institute held “Chinese Afternoon” at Moorside Primary School
Lancaster University Confucius Institute organised a “Chinese Afternoon” at Moorside Primary School, close to the university. The six Chinese teachers gave an interesting experience of Chinese language and culture to about 60 Year-5 pupils.
Moorside Primary School
17 November 2013: The Confucius Institute at Lancaster University Won the Bronze Prize of Chinese Speech Contest
On 17 November, Edward de Petrucci, a contestant from the Confucius Institute at Lancaster University, won the Bronze Prize at the finals of the “Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest” held at the University of Sheffield.
Bronze Prize of Chinese
13 November 2013: Lancaster University Confucius Institute received SCUT academic delegation
From 11 November to 13 November 2013, Lancaster University Confucius Institute received a four-Professor delegation from South China University of Technology (SCUT).
SCUT academic delegation
23 September 2013: "The Confucius Institute is the Overseas Chinese Home" Confucius Institute at Lancaster University Received Visiting ACYF Members
On 23rd September 2013, 24 young future leaders from China’s major banking groups visited the Confucius Institute at Lancaster University. The young future leaders are all members of All-China Youth Federation (ACYF).
Visiting ACYF Members
19 September 2013: Lancaster University Confucius Institute Celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival
On the evening of September 19th, the Confucius Institute at Lancaster University invited university students, staff and people from the local communities to the Institute to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, the Chinese traditional festival.
Mid-Autumn Festival celebration
August/September: Confucius Institute at Lancaster University Actively Participates in Lancaster University’s Open Days
On August 28th and September 21th Lancaster University held two Open Days. Over these two days approximately 16,000 upper school students and their parents came from across the UK to visit Lancaster University.
Lancaster University’s Open Days
21 August 2013: New Directors at CI
Confucius Institute team meeting was successfully held on the afternoon of 21st August 2013, at the Roundhouse, Lancaster University. This was the first meeting co-organized by the new directors, Dr. Richard Xiao (from Lancaster University) and Prof. Fengchun Zhang (from our partner, South China University of Technology).
New Directors at CI
8 July 2013: Linguistics staff win new British Academy grant
Lancaster has been successful in its joint bid with Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) in China, with Dr Richard Xiao as the PI and Prof Hai Xu from GDUFS as the Co-I. Dr Luke Harding and Prof Charles Alderson are on the Lancaster team.
8 July 2013: Linguistics staff win new British Academy grant
July 2013 : "Can we have Chinese more often?"
255 boys and girls aged 4 to 11 together with their teachers from 6 primary schools in Lancashire and Cumbria, enjoyed the Chinese summer school 2013 organized by the Confucius Institute at Lancaster University UK.
Chinese summer school 2013
31 May 2013: First year students studying Chinese and practicing at a local Chinese restaurant First year students studying and practicing at a local Chinese restaurant
17 May 2013: Dragon Boat Race at Liverpool Docks
Lancaster University fielded a British and Chinese team drawn from the campus and city to win third place in a dragon boat contest against the universities of Liverpool, Edge Hill and UCLan on Tuesday at Liverpool docks.
Dragon Boat Race at Liverpool Docks
1 February 2013:Chinese relations with the UK over the next ten years
:Watch Mark Hendrick MP’s recent talk on ‘Chinese relations with the UK over the next ten years’. 
Mark Hendrick

2012

16 November 2012 Annual Guest Lecture: Assessing the Impact of Climate Change and Intensive Human Activities on China’s Agro-Ecosystem by Professor Laixiang Sun, SOAS, University of London.
Sept 2012 Study Chinese in your first year
August 2012 More Music and Northern Dragons perform at University Open Day
August 2012 Visit Day at Lancaster University (reported on Confucius Institute Headquarters’ website)
19 July 2012 Consul-General Pan Yundong’s visit to Lancaster University Confucius Institute, accompanied by Consul Zhu Yu, wife of Consul General Pan, and Consul Zhao Jixian (reported on Confucius Institute Headquarters’ website)
July 2012 Lancaster University Confucius Institute leads Chinese language and craft summer workshops in local primary schools (reported on Confucius Institute Headquarters’ website)
June 2012 Lancaster University Confucius Institute runs introductory teacher training course for Chinese Masters students and members of the local community (reported on Confucius Institute Headquarters' website)
24 May 2012 Teaching Chinese at High Bentham Primary School
26 March 2012 Confucius Institute engaging with North West Businesses