06. October 2020.

Opening Ceremony of The Tourism Confucius Classroom at UDG

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, the University of Donja Gorica hosted the online Opening Ceremony of the UDG Tourism Confucius Classroom, under the auspices of the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) in Beijing and in cooperation with Beijing Union University, which is a partner of UDG in the implementation of this but also other projects. As part of the opening ceremony, the rector of the University, prof. Veselin Vukotić and director of the Classroom, Tamara Radinović, addressed to the audience while direct communication was established between the students of UDG and BUU. As student representatives, UDG presentations were given by students who had spent a semester or academic year in China.

Newly opened, The Tourism Confucius Classroom at UDG will continue to cooperate in language learning, cultural learning, professional education and research on the basis of years of cooperation between UDG and BUU. As UDG and BUU are members of the “Belt and Road” Tourism Alliance and having in mind that UDG is among the initiators and first signatories of the "17 + 1 Tourism College Union" declaration on cooperation in the field of education and tourism, the Tourism Confucius Classroom at UDG will be more committed to the in-depth exchanges and cooperation in Hotel Management and Tourism Management. It will launch "Chinese +" program to help Montenegro to cultivate all-round talents and promote international cooperation in vocational education. On this occasion, a joint cooperation agreement was signed with Beijing Union University and Crown Plaza Beijing Sun Place, IHG.

It will also hold activities about China, such as important traditional Chinese festivals and lectures on Chinese culture; summer camps, to organize Montenegrin students and teachers to China for cultural experience; or to organize students from BUU to Montenegro for cultural experience, etc.

The Tourism Confucius Classroom at UDG is a non-profit public organization dedicated to the promotion of Chinese language and culture in Montenegro and especially to strengthen cooperation and development in the tourism industry between Montenegro and China.

Video of the oppening ceremony is available on the link.