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Shanghai University Students Visit UK's College of Fine Arts

Recently the college of Fine Arts welcomed a group of students and faculty from Shanghai University interested in learning about art and design through the Confucius Institute. This annual exchange program has been in place since 2011 and presents SHU students and faculty with a valuable opportunity to experience both UK and American culture.

UK Volleyball team in China

UK’s volleyball team traveled to China for 14 days to participate in education, cultural exchange, and the CCLSKI Cup International Women’s Volleyball tournament. The team learned about Chinese culture while attending classes and training at Shanghai University.

Traveling by bullet train to Nanjing, then on to Beijing and Baoding, the Cats toured the cities and played against professional teams. After losing the first pair of matches, UK adjusted to their unfamiliar environment to win the final two.

UK to Jazz Up China's Music Scene

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 2, 2014) — University of Kentucky’s Jazz Ensemble will take a Bluegrass stage to present a preview concert of music they plan to perform on tour. The free public concert will begin 7:30 p.m. today, Monday, June 2, at the Singletary Center for the Arts.

UKCI 2014 Kentucky K-12 Level Chinese Proficiency Competition


Last weekend, the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) hosted a Chinese Language Contest for Lexington area K-12 students. Organized by the UKCI and participating school districts, students gathered at the University of Kentucky to demonstrate their linguistic and cultural knowledge. Students competed in recitation, brush and pen calligraphy, painting and drawing, and Chinese composition. This event showcases the students’ achievements in learning Chinese language and culture.

Winners of the 2014 Kentucky K-12 Chinese proficiency Competition are:

UK Establishes an Office of China Initiatives

The University of Kentucky is deepening its ties with China by establishing an on-campus Office of China Initiatives.


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UK Delegation to Visit Shanghai University to Teach and Collaborate

Fifteen UK faculty will teach students at Shanghai University (SHU) in China for a week this summer through the UK Confucius Institute’s (UKCI) “UK Faculty China Short-Term Teaching Program,” during the week of June 16-20.

UK Week @ Shanghai University Celebration and Reception

You and your family are invited to a celebration and reception for the first inaugural UK Week @ Shanghai University.

Friday, June 20 at 4:30 p.m.
Lehu New Building
Shanghai University Baoshan Campus

see itinerary below

Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants Available to UK Students, Faculty Interested in Travel to China

Several scholarships, fellowships and grant opportunities to study and teach in China have been made available to University of Kentucky students and faculty through the UK Confucius Institute and partner universities in China.

Students at UK interested in studying in China should consider applying for Confucius Institute Student Scholarships or the Shanghai Summer School program.

2014 Kentucky K-12 Level Chinese Proficiency Competition is Coming

We are very excited about our upcoming Kentucky Elementary, Middle, and High School level Chinese language competitions. The events will take place Saturday May 24, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Auditorium of The William T. Young Library, University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 40506.

1. There is no specific or required topics. The competitions are general enough that you can usually adjust your 3-minute speech to fit it, even after you've prepared your talk. Think in terms of, "Fun with Chinese Language and Culture."


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