17th January morning, website opening ceremony of Confucius Institute at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje held successfully at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies. The Rector of UKIMProf. Nikola Jankulovski, the Dean of Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies Prof. Dimitar Tashkovski, Macedonian director of CI Prof. Vlatko Stoilkov, Chinese director Prof. Liao Wei, teachers and students of CI and Macedonian people over 100 guests attend this opening ceremony. The process is successfully and welcomed by all the guests.
10:30 in the morning, witnessed by all guests, Confucius Institute at UKIM signed the contract with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies and it becomes another important cooperator of the Confucius Institute.
The ceremony starts at 11:00. The Rector of UKIM Prof. Nikola Jankulovski addressed us first. He made a warmly congratulations to the opening ceremony of Confucius Institute and gave a high comment to the progress that CI made in these 5 years. He hoped that the CI and CI website can make more progress in the future. The Dean of Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies Prof. Dimitar Tashkovski expressed his heartfelt congratulation to the website and confidence of future cooperation between bilateral institutes in his address.
After that the Chinese director Prof. Liao Wei briefly introduced the concept and missionof CI, as well as the work results and plans of CI at UKIM. He also introduced the cooperation university in China, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) and encouraged more Macedonian people to learn Chinese and know Chinese culture. Then the Macedonian director Prof. Vlatko Stoilkov introduced and showed the structure and content of Confucius Institute website. He hoped that Macedonian people who are interested in Chineseculture could benefit from it.
In the end, teachers from Confucius Institute preparedcultureexhibition. Volunteer teacher Qiu Jinghan worn Chinese traditional clothes and performed Kungfu Tea art for all the guests. And teacher Wen Jiahui introduced the exact steps of tea art performance.
At the same time, Teacher Zhang Lijie and teacher Wu Yingjuan and teacher Guo Xiaofang performed paper cut, Chines knot, Calligraphy and painting respectively. They introduced the Chinese culture and invited guests to experience and gave them presents.
This opening ceremony means that CI at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University turns into a new process. We will expand our publicity in the future and get on well with Macedonian people. We will increase the impact of Confucius Institute by completing digital construction and offer convenience to many Chinese language fans. Meanwhile, this website construction means that CI at UKIMachieved a new step in construction of localization and collaboration.(By Zhao Jin, Guo Xiaofang, Wu Yingjuan)