China establishes language centers in Ethiopia Universities
Funding agency [Type]
Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]
Education (Code: 110)
On November 8, 2011, The Addis Ababa Confucius Institute (AACI) signed agreement with the Addis Ababa and Hawassa Universities to establish Chinese Language Learning Centers in three universities in Ethiopia. The signing ceremony has taken place on the premises of the AACI in the presence of members of the visiting Chinese High Level Delegation to Ethiopia from Tianjin Municipal Government, which is led by Xing Yuanmin, the chairperson of Tianjin Municipal Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and also officials from the Ethiopian side. The inauguration ceremony of the Confucius Institute, a Chinese institute for promoting Chinese language, took place on December 29, 2014. As for the one at Hawassa University, no source is found regarding the opening ceremony. However, the official facebook account announced that "The Confucius Classroom at Hawassa University successfully held the 20th Chinese Bridge for College Students Hawassa University Division Finals" on June 11, 2021.
It appears no funding was exchanged between the universities, the Institute, or the government in this partnership.
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Direct receiving agencies [Type]
Hawassa University [Miscellaneous Agency Type]
Addis Ababa University [Miscellaneous Agency Type]
Implementing agencies [Type]
Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters) [Government Agency]
Addis Ababa Confucius Institute (AACI) [Intergovernmental Organization]