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Written by Super User Category: Article
Published on 25 June 2014 Hits: 4644

The creation and development of the Confucius Institute network is one of the most significant educational and cultural projects of the world range in the beginning of XXI century. It is aimed on the implementation of consistent policy of the harmonization and openness of interstate and international relations, where a cultural sector is given the main attention. The project was elaborated by the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), a non-government and non-profit organisation affiliated to China's Ministry of Education. Hanban was established in 1987 and it has been implementing its activities by distributing Chinese language and the best traditional achievements of China’s culture.
The project is named after Confucius (551 – 479 BC) – an ancient Chinese thinker, philosopher and educator who created the socially-ethical doctrine on the education and comportment of the ideal man to form harmonious state.
The "Confucius Institute" project is aimed to assist the cultural progress of mankind. It gives the possibility for all nations of the world to study the language and achievements of China, which is one of the most ancient civilizations of our planet, on the basis of both modern educational and methodical practice and information technology.
Increasingly developing economy of China makes Chinese language and culture popular among many countries of the world. Today The number of listeners studying Chinese language has already exceeded 30 million people. The Chinese language is taught at more than 2500 universities in 100 countries around the world. People in many countries are now more interested in Chinese philosophy, medicine, cuisine and other cultural achievements of China.
The basic form of realization of the educational project is to create Confucius institutes at universities abroad. These institutes are the noncommercial organizations. The "Confucius Institute" project has been carried out more than six years. Since then the number of institutes has highly increased and project got the reputation of beneficial program in educational and cultural spheres by the world community and the majority of people.