Confucius Institute - School of Language Arts and Media
The Confucius Institute at the University of the South Pacific (CI-USP), headquartered in Suva, and Fiji was established between the University of the South Pacific (USP) and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT).
In March 2010, an official application for jointly constructing a Confucius Institute between the USP and BUPT was put forward by the USP. On 15 December 2010, the Agreement for the Establishment of the Confucius Institute was signed between Confucius Institute Headquarters of China/Hanban and the University of the South Pacific. The Implementation Agreement for the Development of the Confucius Institute was signed on 22 February 2011 between the USP and BUPT. With the approval of Hanban, BUPT and USP formally reached an agreement on 14 April 2011 to jointly build the Confucius Institute at USP.
Currently, there are six staff members in the Confucius Institute at USP: one Local director, one Chinese director, two Chinese language teachers, one Administrative Assistant and one Secretary. The staffs have been involved in the Unveiling Ceremony preparation, office building renovation, teaching facility purchasing, cultural activity planning, population of Chinese learning research and language teaching preparation.
The Confucius Institute at USP provides a unique avenue to introduce Chinese language and culture to the general public, and to carry out China-related activities within USP. It not only engages in extending development and cooperation in education, but also engages in extending the friendly cooperation in Sino-Fiji cultural communication, economics and technology communication, information communication and so on.
We have a lot of activities for the students and the public, see below: