We are excited to announce that the Confucius Institute at Georgia State University has been named the 2012 “Confucius Institute of the Year” by Hanban/the Confucius Institute Headquarters. The award was announced and given during Hanban’s annual World Confucius Institute Conference in Beijing in December 2012. Out of about 400 Confucius Institutes and about 500 Confucius Classrooms, only 26 Confucius Institutes and 4 Confucius Classrooms were bestowed this most prestigious award and rare honor.
The Confucius Institute at Georgia State University was recognized for its contributions to promoting business relations between China and the U.S. and for its impact on the local business community in Atlanta. We would like to share this great news with everybody who has supported our institute and also gratefully acknowledge the many organizations who have supported and worked with us in the past couple of years, including, but not limited to,
·Metro-Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
·Georgia Department of Economic Development
·World Trade Center Atlanta
·China Research Center
·The Carter Center
·The Association of Chinese Professionals
·Chinese Business Association of Atlanta
·Georgia Chinese Language Educators Association
Our special word of thanks goes to the leadership at GSU, who have demonstrated great vision in providing strong support for our CI’s work and recognizing our role in internationalizing the curriculum at GSU. We look forward to continued collaboration with everybody in 2013.