Opole Confucius Institute was formally established on October 8, 2008 under the joint management of two host universities, Beijing University of Technology (BJUT) and Opole University of Technology (OUT) in Poland.
(2008 Establishment Ceremony of Opole Confucius Institute)
(2019 Annual Working Meeting of the Scientific Board)
(2018 Annual Working Meeting of the Scientific Board)
With the support of Confucius Institute Head Quarters (Hanban) and the joint efforts from BJUT and OUT, Opole Confucius Institute now has a main teaching area of 450 square meters and a branch campus about 40 square meters. Currently, the Institute has 9 full-time employees, including 2 part-time local teachers and 4 Chinese volunteer teachers. It not only offers regular Chinese teaching courses but also organizes a series of cultural experience activities and hosts international conferences. In 2019, it opened 44 Chinese classes for 511 students and held 33 cultural events of all kinds attracting 3,495 participants, including the annual artistic performances for the celebration of Chinese Spring Festival. It is especially notable that Confucius Institute Opole has successfully developed the “Master Degree program of China–Europe Cross-Cultural Management”，which is the first Master Degree Program of Cross-Cultural Management in Poland with Chinese recognized diploma.
(2019 ChineseCultural Experience Class in Opole Confucius Institute)
(2019 “Chinese Bridge” Competition for Universities and Middle School Students in Opole Confucius Institute)
Teaching Activities in 2019
Chinese Cultural Activities in 2019
While integrating into the development of OUT and the city of Opole, the Institute also supports the Polish universities’ role in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and helps the Polish universities to establish partnerships with universities along the Belt and Road countries. The Institute seeks development with its own characteristics while opening up a new prospect of the BRI.
With the development of China’s reform and opening-up and social economy, and the constantly deepening of economic globalization, Opole Confucius Institute serves as a bridge for mutual understanding both for China and the World at the right moment.
Spring Festival Concert in 2020
(Liu Guangyuan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Poland, delivered a speech on Spring Festival Concert in 2020)