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Merry Christmas!
December 25, 2014



On 16 December 2014 (Tuesday), The Confucius Tea House as part of a lecture series was first organized by SZTE Confucius Institute at the Rector’s Office! This lecture was such a great success that even the organizers did not expect such a great surprise.

Kerekasztal beszélgetés

On 27 December 2014, at 4 p.m., partner school directors and teachers were invited to a round table discussion organized by SZTE Confucius Institute. The main aim of the discussion was to share common experiences, own thoughts and ideas about the work of this semester of the year.

Sánta Máté pályázat

Sánta Máté, student of SZTE Confucius Institute, was awarded second prize on the so-called “China 360° Blogger” competition organized by Eurasian Cooperation Association (EAFA). Between the summer of 2014 and spring of 2015, the competition period is divided into four.

Mahjong est

Due to the great success, SZTE Confucius Institute welcomes everyone to join our Mahjong course in 2015 as well!

The 9th International Conference of Confucius Institutes took place on December the 7-8th, 2014 in Xiamen, China. The Confucius Institute at University of Szeged was represented by Dr. Ujhelyi István president and Mohr Richárd Hungarian director. During the conference, the representatives of our Institute also met Minister Xu Lin who is the Head of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, also referred as to Hanban.

Gateway diplomaosztó

On 15th December, graduation ceremony was held at the Faculty of Law at University of Szeged in which Dr. Cao Hang Chinese director and Mohr Richárd Hungarian director participated.


On 5 December 2014, 5 o’clock in the afternoon, Xue Yanping’s book entitled „21 g love” was introduced at Libri Bookshop in Szeged, where the guests could learn more about the book and about its background from the writer personally. Dr. Cao Hang, director at SZTE Confucius Institute, led a conversation with the writer.


The very first Confucius Tea House activity is going to be organized by SZTE Confucius Institute and within the confines of this activity, the kind guest can learn new and more things about the past, the present and of the forthcoming future of China.


Due to the great success, SZTE Confucius Institute welcomes everyone to join our Mahjong course!


Chinese movie night will come up again as second time. For this time the “Year of the Yao” entitled film will be projected in the SZTE Confucius Institute’s classroom.

Mahjong est

The very first time organized Mahjong Night at the Rector’s Office turned out to be a great success due to the colleagues of SZTE Confucius Institute who welcomed the kind guests with a real, authentic Chinese game at 4.p.m. on 29 October 2014.


Chinese Mahjong game night will be first time organized by SZTE Confucius Institute at the Rector’s Office in Room V. on 29 October!


Do you like watching movie films and going out to the cinema? Are you bored of Hollywood movies and you expect something new? Then you must come to the movie night of SZTE Confucius Institute which guarantees such Chinese movies what you have never seen before!


Next HSK language exam date in the SZTE Confucius Institute: 6 December 2014.

Application deadline: 9 November 2014.

Menekülés Shanghaiba kiállítás

On 12 October 2014, Sunday afternoon, this time the opening ceremony of the „Escape to Shanghai” photo exhibition took place in the New Synagogue in Szeged.


Time: 15 October (Wednesday) 17.30

Venue: Rector’s Office, Room V.


Are you interested about Chinese knots? Now, with the help and support of our teachers, you can learn how to do more and more beautier and more and more colorful Chinese knots by your own.


On 27 September 2014, the very first time organized Confucius Institute Day was a great success at the University of Szeged.

Bor tér

On 20 September 2014, Friday night 5-6 p.m., within the confines of the Wine Festival, the colleagues, teachers and voluntary students of Confucius Institute at University of Szeged organized an amazing varieté show at Dome Square!


The Confucius Institute at University of Szeged had participated again in the International Fish Festival!


An amazing and unforgettable Mid-Autumn Festival and fall semester opening party was held in the Confucius Institute at University of Szeged!


The Confucius Institute at the University of Szeged would like to kindly invite everyone to participate in the Confucius Institutes’ Day cultural program which was first and by no means last time organized by SZTE Confucius Institute!


Together with our friends and students, the Confucius Institute at the University of Szeged celebrates the arrival of autumn, the holiday of family and friendship on 4 September. According to Chinese traditions, the Moon is the most complete on the sky on this day.


The Balassi Institute held its regular two days long Conference of Guest Intructors in the 25th of August. The Conference is a forum of the most notable professors for the instrumentality of Hungarology and the Hungarian language itself. This was the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the Network of Guest Instructors and the directors of the SZTE Confucius Institute were invited to give a lecture about the way China builds it’s educational and cultural grid/network through the Confucius Instituties.


Menekülés Shanghai-ba

On the 17th of June, the exhibition Escape to Shanghai: Shanghai and the Jewish refugees – Pál Komor, the Hungarian diplomat, the savior of Jews officially opened to the public in the co-organization of the Confucius Institute at University of Szeged and the Budapest History Museum, enriching the programs in Szeged of the Year of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.

Dublin konferencia

The next conference of Confucius Institutes’’ was held in Dublin from 15 June to 17 June 2014. Liu Yunshan, member of the CCP Political Committee, Ruairi Quinn, Irish Educational Minister, and Xu Lin, the director of Hanban, had participated in the opening ceremony.


On 29 May, Thursday morning, SZTE Confucius Institute had visited Tömörkény István High School and Cultural Vocational School, then on 13 June, Friday morning, where high school students could get acquainted with Chinese language and culture, and in addition, they could find out that nowadays why is it worth to study Chinese language.


On 23rd May, Round-table Discussion for Central-Eastern European Rectors, Confucius Institutes and Sinologist was held in Zagreb.


A full house welcomed Liu Zhi, the Chef of the Chinese Great Wall Restaurant, who rejoiced the audience with his peculiar „vegetable sculpture”.


The Hungarian semi-final of the 13th Chinese Bridge Competition – University Student’s Language Competition took place on the 9th of May, organized on behalf of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Hungary by the Confucius Institute at University of Szeged and the Kodolányi János College in Budapest.


Dr. P. Szabó Sándor is the director of the Chinese Public Administration-, Economics-, and Social Research Center at the National University of Public Service, technical director at the School of Far-Eastern Languages.


Within the confines of the lecture, Liu Zhi, chef at the Chinese Great Wall restaurant, tries to describe and give an account of the nearly 5000 years old Far-East gastro culture.


The nine staff members of the Confucius Institute at University of Szeged have also been interested in the Hungarian Easter traditions. For this reason they have visited the Egg Workshop in Algyő, where they had the opportunity to try out the usage of a special tool for painting eggs called ’íróka’ and to make painted eggs. In the meantime, we have learnt the Chinese word for egg: jidan.


On April the 8th the Confucius Institute at University of Szeged organized a Chinese Cultural Day at its education center in Budapest, the Kodolányi János College in the framework of the International Week program.



Are you interested in Chinese ink painting? Now, you can learn how to use Chinese ink brush, you can find out how it is possible to paint wonderful Chinese landscapes with only some simple brush strokes, and also, how to paint cute pandas with the help of teacher Wang Xiaolin.


Ping-Pong masters were invited to Szeged by SZTE Confucius Institute, in order to teach the rules and techniques of Ping-Pong, which is known to be one of the most popular ball games in China.


Yang Jianwen is the expert of traditional Chinese art calligraphy.


On 22nd March, Saturday, the colleagues of SZTE Confucius Institute were invited by the Creative House of Algyő and also by the Institute’s students in order to participate in the local Egg workshop program, where the teachers could get more acquainted with the Hungarian Eastern customs and traditions.



On Tuesday morning, 25 February small pupils of Toldy Utcai Kindergarten visited SZTE Confucius Institute in order to get acquainted with Chinese culture and to get an insight view to the Institute’s operation.

Lampion fesztivál

Lantern Festival, marking the last day of the lunar New Year celebration, was held for the second time on 13 February, Thursday at SZTE Confucius Institute where a lot of exciting Chinese activities awaited guests.

Holdujev 2014

On Saturday, 1st February 2014 Millenáris Park gave home to the Chinese New Year Festival second time in Budapest.


The Confucius Institute at the University of Szeged launches Chinese language courses at favourable prices. After completing our free introductory courses those who are committed to studying Chinese are welcomed to apply for our elementary level language course.


The Confucius Institute at the University of Szeged offers FREE introductory Chinese language courses for everyone interested.


Chinese New Year comes at the end of January 2014, which will be the year of the horse. On the occasion of this event, the Spring Festival will be held second time at Millenáris Park in Budapest.


This year again, due to Chinese New Year celebration, SZTE Confucius Institute opens its doors again and organizes a Lantern Festival.


The lecture is a travelogue carried out by a Szegedien former student who tells the story how he got to China at the age of 19; tells about his Chinese university years, and also, about the 80s and 90s life of Beijing.


With a brief introduction of the city’s history, the lecturer will try to offer a glimpse of the charms and beauty of Shanghai which is an unparalleled mixture of Oriental and Western lifestyles and cultures.