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UK College of Education Hosts Educators from China

The University of Kentucky College of Education and UK Confucius Institute recently helped host visiting educators from China to learn more about private and innovative public schools in the U.S. Specifically, they wanted to know how the schools are organized, governed and led as well as gain an understanding of how curricula are developed, how expectations for students are set, and the key role parents play in the education of their children.

UK Expands Collaborations and Programs with Jilin University

Earlier this semester a University of Kentucky delegation led by Interim Provost Tim Tracy visited Jilin University – one of the most prestigious “Top Ten” universities in China – with an aim to expand UK’s name recognition in China, and create new collaborative opportunities. This trip builds upon President Capilouto’s trip to Jilin University last May.

Like the University of Kentucky, Jilin University is a large comprehensive institution that includes several health care colleges, creating numerous opportunities between the two institutions.

UKCI Scholarships Aid Students’ Summer Education Abroad in Shanghai

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute proudly awarded scholarships to14 students to support their participation in the UK sponsored summer education abroad program, Conversational Chinese at Shanghai University.

This 4-week Summer I course in China will take place May 12 to June 7. The students will learn Chinese in an immersion environment while living in the international student resident hall at Shanghai University’s Zhabei campus, located near the heart of the city.

2013 Summer China Trip for High School Students


2013 Summer China Trip for High school students

“I Sing Beijing” Got Attendees Buzzing

On Wednesday, Feb. 20th, the Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky had the distinct pleasure of welcoming the performers and crew of the Internationally renown operatic initiative “I SING Beijing” to Lexington, Kentucky. This wonderful performance drew a vast and varied crowd that included both Chinese and American, educators and performers, community members and more.

UK Confucius Institute 2013 Spring Chinese Language and Culture Camp


UK Confucius Institute 2013 Spring Chinese Language and Culture Camp

This is a one-week Chinese language and culture camp taking place during the spring break. Simple Chinese language and a variety of cultural activities will be the focus of this camp. The curriculum is designed for students from grades 3 - 6.

Dates: April 1-5, 2013
Application deadline: March 22, 2013
Campers’ age group: Grades 3 - 6
Tuition: $120 per student 

UK Faculty China Short-Term Teaching Program


The UK Confucius Institute is pleased to announce its new UK Faculty China Short-Term Teaching Program.

Eligibility:  UK faculty in various disciplines

Chinese University:  Shanghai University

Teaching Responsibility: 

Scholarships for UK Chinese Language Summer Program in China


The UK Confucius Institute is pleased to announce the UK Chinese Language Program Summer Language in China Scholarship. The scholarship, made possible by the 2012 Confucius Institute of the Year award, will strengthen UKCI’s support of the Chinese language program at UK.

Scholarship details:
$1,100.00 for each student

2013 Summer China Educator's Trip


The UK Confucius Institute is pleased to announce the 2013 Summer China Trip  — a 12 day education trip hosted by the UK Confucius Institute and designed to help education decision-makers start and expand their Chinese language and culture programs.

Since this trip is sponsored by the UK Confucius Institute, all expenses within China are paid by the UKCI, and participants will bear the responsibility for international round trip airfare and Visa application fee.

'UK at the Half' Features the Director of the UK Confucius Institute

Huajing Maske, director of the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute, was the guest on Saturday's "UK at the Half," which aired during the UK vs. LSU game that was broadcast on radio. 

"UK at the Half" airs during halftime of each UK football and basketball game broadcast on radio and is hosted by Carl Nathe of UK Public Relations and Marketing.

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