Due to the foundation of Confucius Institute at the University of Szeged, in the last five years, many thousands of people from the Southern region of Hungary had the chance to get familiar with the oldest civilizations to have ever existed in the world which is Chinese language and culture. Owing to the jubilee, the Institute held a grand ceremony where guests had the pleasure to enjoy several programs and gala performances.
The competitors of the SZTE Confucius Institute got 7th place at the "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition
This year marks the 10-year anniversary for the "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign High School Students, organized by the Confucius Institute’s Headquarters (Hanban). The Preliminary Rounds for national qualifying was in April, took place in Szeged and was organized by the Chinese Embassy in Budapest. It was won by the student of the SZTE Confucius Institute; Ekler-Szabó Botond Alexander – student of Karinthy Frigyes High School, Budapest. The runner-up was Máté Kollmann – student of the Chinese – Hungarian Bilingual School. Both of them got the chance to travel to the finals between 17th and 28th October, held in China, in Yunnan province, city of Kunming.
On Aug. 5th and 6th, staffs of Confucius Institute at the University of Szeged attended Szeged Lotus Day in Szegedi Tudományegyetem Füvészkert. In the festival, citizens could enjoy the shows of traditional Indian dance, spiritual world music, and oriental martial arts, or try the flavours of the Far East, Tibetan singing bowls, yoga, Thai massage and pottery.