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  • The UCD Confucius Forum
    gone from strength to strength over the years The main purpose of the Forum is to get students and scholars together to share ideas keep up to date with new developments motivate new members and promote new ideas network with peers and discuss research experiences On Thursday 29th of November the 19th Confucius PhD Forum was held again in the new Student Centre at UCD Professor Liming Wang the Honorary President of the Forum and the Director of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland delivered a speech on the history of this traditional event at the beginning of the forum and extended the warmest welcome to those students who have just begun their new student lives in Ireland Following Prof Wang s address two invited keynote speakers took to the podium Chao Yu PhD in Modeling and linearization techniques of RF power amplifiers in wireless communication systems introduced his research topic to the Forum After a short break during which delicious Chinese cuisine was served Jiayuan Chen a PhD candidate from Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business gave her speech on the area of Market microstructure and energy finance specifically introducing Information assimilation in the EU ETS a microstructure study Both of the speakers received applause and appreciation from the audience and engaged in the absorbing Q A sessions afterwards This forum not only prides itself on the interactive sharing of ideas and cutting edge academic knowledge but also provides excellent opportunities for PhDs to practice their oratory skills As the forum drew to a close all the participating students took a memorable group shot with the Forum s honourable guests keynote speakers and committee staff Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles Volunteer Chinese Teachers from UCD CI Participate in the Collaborative Teaching Experience Seminar for

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/item/108-the-ucd-confucius-forum (2016-02-09)
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  • UCD CI Completes Work on Innovative European ChAT Project
    Technologies a two year EU funded Lifelong Learning Project on which the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland has been a vital contributor has come to a successful closure Hosted by the Dublin Institute of Technology this project involved the cooperation of 4 European Confucius Institutes including the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland the Confucius Institute at the University of Granada Spain the Confucius Institute in La Rochelle France and Nuremberg Erlangen Confucius Institute in Germany as well as the Beijing Language and Culture University On September 20th 2012 the last working meeting was held in the Dublin Institute of Technology Following this representatives from other CIs visited the UCD Confucius Institute ChAT is committed to supporting the development of Chinese language learning materials and multimedia network technology suitable for computers and mobile phones aimed at resolving the difficulties encountered by learners of different native languages from European Union countries while learning the Chinese tones and words so as to meet the needs of Chinese learners with different mother tongues such as English German French and Spanish As one of the major partners in the project UCD Confucius Institute was mainly responsible for the development of texts and exercises The project received research funding support from the European Union over the past two years indicating the rising competitiveness of the Chinese Language as a foreign language in Europe as well as the possibility of the further popularization of the Chinese Language in Europe Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles Volunteer Chinese Teachers from UCD CI Participate in the Collaborative Teaching Experience Seminar for CII UCD Confucius Institute organised its first Chinese Exam Winter Camp Launch of the Expert Group Overseas Chinese Teachers Training Programme by the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland News Archive Year 2014 Year

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/item/109-ucd-ci-completes-work-on-innovative-european-chat-project (2016-02-09)
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  • Launch of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland Regional Training Centre at The Galway Education Centre
    development UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland director Dr Liming Wang travelled to Galway where Minister of State for Training and Skills Ciaran Cannon TD unveiled a plaque and officially launched the regional Centre with Mr Wu Xiaochuang 2nd Secretary of the Chinese Embassy as special guest Speaking at the event Minister Cannon said It is a great pleasure for me to launch this strategic partnership for teacher training and the promotion of Chinese Studies the teaching of Mandarin and future cooperation between schools in China and the West of Ireland region It is a very important day for education in the West of Ireland This new partnership between the UCD Confucius Institute and Galway Education Centre has the potential to create real opportunities and fulfil the demand that has been increasing for a local venue in which teachers at all levels can avail of Chinese Culture and language training I recently visited China to grow and strengthen the very close relationship that exists between Irish and Chinese Universities a relationship that means we have almost four thousand Chinese students studying in Ireland I value that relationship and I have recently commenced classes in Mandarin so that I can communicate more effectively with our Chinese Partners in education Pic 2 Teachers from Galway and surrounding regional schools undergoing training during the launch Bernard Kirk director of the Galway Education Centre spoke of his hopes for the future of the partnership It is our plan to work closely with the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland to help develop Chinese Studies in the region and secure Confucius Classroom status for the Galway Education Centre We hope to develop the Galway Education Centre as a hub for training and learning in Chinese for the West of Ireland This is a major development for teachers

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/item/110-launch-of-ucd-confucius-institute-for-ireland-regional-training-centre-at-the-galway-education-centre (2016-02-09)
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  • The UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland welcomes the International Inspection Group from the Chinese Ministry of Education
    welcomes the International Inspection Group from the Chinese Ministry of Education Category News Written by Super User February 9 2016 On September 20th the inspection group of the Chinese Ministry of Education visited the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland and met with representatives from the Institute The director of the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland Dr Liming Wang welcomed the guests The inspection group first listened to Director Liming Wang s report in which he briefly introduced the institute s development since it was founded in 2006 and answered relevant questions With no prior foundation in systematic and syllabus based Chinese language and culture promotion in Ireland the Institute s brilliant capacity and remarkable achievements were highly lauded by the inspection group who also asked about the Institute s opinions and suggestions in relation to the work of the education section of the Chinese Embassy The UCD Confucius Institute is the third stop on the inspection group s European tour Members of the group are Personnel Chief Shi Peng and Xiaojie Zhu International Chief Xiaochun Yang and Financial Chief Weizhong Wang from the Department of Education The inspection group has already carried out inspections in the Netherlands and Portugal The Second Secretary Prof Xiaochuang Wu from the Education Section of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland also accompanied the guests Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles Volunteer Chinese Teachers from UCD CI Participate in the Collaborative Teaching Experience Seminar for CII UCD Confucius Institute organised its first Chinese Exam Winter Camp Launch of the Expert Group Overseas Chinese Teachers Training Programme by the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland News Archive Year 2014 Year 2013 Year 2012 Year 2011 Year 2010 Year 2009 Year 2008 Year 2007 Year 2006 Contact Us UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland University

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/item/111-the-ucd-confucius-institute-for-ireland-welcomes-the-international-inspection-group-from-the-chinese-ministry-of-education (2016-02-09)
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  • The Fifth Annual Conference of the ACSI incorporating Fudan University Book Launch held in University College Dublin
    Types of Middle income Trap That Threaten China which analyzed the main contradictions faced by China in its current economic development and the strategies to help solve them Then on the theme of the conference Professor Louis Brennan from Trinity College Dublin Professor Leo Goodstadt from Trinity College Dublin and University of Hong Kong Professor Liming Wang from UCD and Professor Wing Thye Woo and Ming Lu from Fudan University all expressed their own opinions about whether China needed a new economic growth engine Pic 2 Dr Liming Wang chairman of the ACSI and director of the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland giving a welcoming address After the panel discussion presentations on different topics began In this part of the conference Professor Mary Lee Rhodes from Trinity College Dublin presented her paper named Smart Cities Smarter Citizens Professor Jin Feng and Lixin He from Fudan University presented research on the reform of China s public pension system and its positive influence on coping effectively with aging urbanization and globalization Professor James Stewart from Trinity College Dublin reported on Current Issues in the Irish Pension System in response Professor Jinghai Zheng from University of Gothenburg made a presentation called China s Rise as a New Paradigm in the World Economy Preliminaries Professor candidate Jian Ke proposed a remarkable new approach to the analysis on information asymmetry in the Chinese stock market Professor Ming Lu from Fudan University talked about the way to ensuring efficiency and equality in China s urbanization and regional development strategy Professor Patrick Paul Walsh from UCD shared his research results of optimal transition paths and globalization Professor Leo Goodstadt from Trinity College Dublin and University of Hong Kong made a profound analysis of the conflict between local autonomy national interest and financial reforms in the process of

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/item/112-the-fifth-annual-conference-of-the-acsi-incorporating-fudan-university-book-launch-held-in-university-college-dublin (2016-02-09)
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  • Chinese Language and Culture Classes Spread Nationwide -- Irish Secondary School Teachers and Principals Attend Training Day organised by UCD Confucius Institute
    Culture in Transition Year Guidance for Irish Secondary Schools and gave talks on their experience using the Teaching Pack and in their own experience of learning and using Mandarin Chinese Chinese teachers from the CII presented a model class of the first lesson of Chinese Language and explained in detail the structure and content design of the Teaching Pack and how to use it in a Chinese culture class Afterwards Irish teachers were organized into groups to give simultaneous trial classes with the Teaching Pack and instant feedback was given and collected by the other groups and supervisors They also practiced traditional Chinese art forms such as Chinese knots Chinese tea making paper cutting Tai Chi Chinese calligraphy and painting Chinese dancing and various Chinese musical instruments under the demonstration and instruction of Chinese teachers in an absorbing interactive culture workshop Pic 2 Irish teachers enjoying some freshly prepared Chinese tea Under the guidance and support of the Confucius Institute Headquarters and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment NCCA UCD CII has developed The Transition Year Teaching Pack for Irish Secondary Schools which is consistent with secondary school teaching concepts and methods and extremely user friendly There is a range of resources including PowerPoint materials on 14 topics of Chinese culture available through the UCD CII website which teachers nationwide can download and use in their classrooms designed for use with minimum preparation time for teachers with no prior knowledge of Chinese language and culture Pic 3 A Confucius Institute teacher explains the basics of Chinese painting and calligraphy to the Irish teachers The training programme has received overwhelming welcome and acclaim from Irish secondary school principals and teachers They gave credit to the development of the Teaching Pack which they believed was true to the daily life and

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/item/113-chinese-language-and-culture-classes-spread-nationwide-irish-secondary-school-teachers-and-principals-attend-training-day-organised-by-ucd-confucius-institute (2016-02-09)
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  • UCD Confucius Institute and Galway Education Centre Form Strategic Partnership for Chinese Teacher Training in Western Ireland
    Ireland region has been especially strong Not only that but there has also been very strong demand for a local venue in which teachers in these areas can avail of culture and language training such as that provided by UCD CII in Dublin The first of the language courses a 10 week basic Mandarin and Chinese teaching skills module held early this year attracted nearly 20 Irish teachers and was a great success Bernard Kirk director of the Galway Education Centre travelled to UCD on Monday to meet UCD CII director Dr Wang Liming and discuss plans for a regional training centre in the GEC in Galway city Mr Kirk is keen to help develop Chinese Studies in the region and hopes in the future to secure Confucius Classroom status for the Galway Education Centre which would see it developed as a hub for training and learning in Chinese The two directors agreed to form a strategic partnership to promote Chinese Studies in the Galway and western Ireland region They have also agreed to immediately put in place a plan to arrange training for Irish teachers of Chinese Studies programmes in post primary schools in western Ireland This plan will be put in place for the teachers by the start of the school semester in September Mr Kirk expressed great enthusiasm for the growth and promotion of Chinese Studies in Galway and surrounding regions Mr Kirk expressed great enthusiasm for the growth and promotion of Chinese Studies in Galway and surrounding regions saying Galway Education Centre the Department of Education and Skills funded trainer of teachers is honoured to be chosen to partner with the Confucius Institute for Ireland This is a major development for teachers and young people in the West of Ireland We look forward to cooperating with

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/item/114-ucd-confucius-institute-and-galway-education-centre-form-strategic-partnership-for-chinese-teacher-training-in-western-ireland (2016-02-09)
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  • 2012 ‘Chinese Bridge’ Irish Secondary School Principals Trip to China
    schools all around the world with Confucius Institute Chinese Studies programmes There was a strong emphasis on learning from each other about the different education systems in the two countries and the different styles of learning in class The Chinese schools visited all expressed particular interest in the Transition Year modules in Irish schools while the Irish principals were very curious about school and class sizes moral education timetables and the working hours of their counterparts in Chinese schools The five principals represented an excellent cross section of secondary schools in Ireland fee paying and non fee paying urban and rural male female and mixed various different management structures governing bodies etc The delegation visited the Confucius Institute headquarters in Beijing where they loved the interactive cultural displays These were followed by a hugely informative introduction to the Chinese education system given by Prof Kan Wei from Beijing Normal University which prompted a lively two way discussion on various details of both the Chinese and Irish education systems What really counts is what goes on in the schools though and for this the delegation travelled to the nearby city of Tianjin There they visited 3 secondary schools or high schools as they are known locally The principals were greeted with great warmth and enthusiasm by their Chinese hosts in each of the schools visited and they marvelled at the scale of the buildings and numbers involved the schools having between 2 000 and 2 500 students each The Irish delegation particularly enjoyed observing the Chinese students in class and took advantage of every chance to chat with the students about their studies Of course no trip to China would be complete without experiencing the culture of this ancient civilisation and the delegation took in such sights as The Great Wall

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/item/115-2012-chinese-bridge-irish-secondary-school-principals-trip-to-china (2016-02-09)
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