by swisscham in Bilateral Relations
The Chinese Ambassador in Switzerland Ms. Xu Jinghu visited the Confucius Institute of the University of Geneva on 3 April. Jin Yiran, President of the Confucius Institute in Geneva briefed about the teachings, research and academic activities carried out in the past years. He also indicated that since its establishment in 2011 as the first Confucius Institute in Switzerland, it had been gaining a good reputation by improving its teaching quality and research capacity. Confucius Institute at Geneva would catch new opportunities from the development of Sino-Swiss relation and expand its field of education in order to become an important platform for Swiss communities learning Chinese and its culture. Ambassador Xu appreciated efforts made by Chinese and Swiss staff of Confucius Institute. She said that with the rapid improvement of Sino-Swiss relation, learning Mandarin had become extremely popular. She hoped that the institute would continue its Ôresearch wayÕ of running an educational institute and contribute to spreading Chinese culture and promoting the communications between the two countries.