UQ CI receives "Outstanding Contribution Award" at 2018 Brisbane Chinese Festival

13 June 2018

The Confucius Institute at The University of Queensland was awarded the “2018 Outstanding Contribution Award” for its performance and lasting contributions to the Brisbane Chinese Festival during a ceremony held at Brisbane’s SunPAC Performing Arts Theatre.

The 7th Annual Brisbane Chinese Festival was organized jointly by more than 40 local Chinese community associations and the Queensland Chinese United Council. The aim of the festival is to expand appreciation for Chinese culture and promote harmony in the broader community, which is essential for the development of our multicultural society.

The Brisbane Chinese Festival was organised in conjunction with the Chinese Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Brisbane, the Queensland Government, Brisbane City Council, local universities and businesses. The event was reported in the Australian mainstream media and on China Central Television.

“We are honoured to have received this award in recognition of the work in promoting Chinese culture to the local community, which is a core goal of ours” Professor Ping Chen, Director of UQ's Confucius Institute, said.

The award was presented by Dr. Xu Jie, Consul-General of the Chinese Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Brisbane and Mr Peter Russo, MP for Toohey (formerly Sunnybank).

The Confucius Institute at The University of Queensland is committed to supporting local Chinese community organizations and performance groups in their cultural activities.

In addition to promoting the learning of Chinese language and culture at UQ and in the broader community, the UQ Confucius Institute seeks to build and deepen links and collaborative opportunities with China in the fields of science, engineering and technology (SET) in close collaboration with its Chinese partner, Tianjin University.