develop Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University into one
of the best bases for promotion of Chinese Culture and Language".
"To offer qualified
and applicable Chinese Courses upon the learners' request".
The Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University is a high-level
Chinese Language and Culture institution, cooperatively established
by Hebei University of Economics
and Business and Kathmandu University
with the ratification of Office of Chinese Language Council
International. It is also the first Confucius Institute in Nepal.
With huge support from the Office
of Chinese Language Council International and Hebei University
of Economics and Business, the Confucius Institute at Kathmandu
University will invite in succession the professors and scholars
from Hebei University of Economics and Business, according to
the real situation in Nepal, to compose suitable teaching programs,
provide extensive Chinese Language and Culture courses to high
schools and universities, social communities and enterprises
and individuals, and to assist in enhancing the overall development
of Chinese Language, Chinese culture Chinese study as well as
Business Chinese in Nepal and South Asia.
CIKU has 4 Confucius Classrooms and 9 teaching points, 2129
registered participants, offering different levels of curriculum
such as undergraduate Chinese compulsory and elective courses,
postgraduate Chinese elective courses, adult Chinese courses,
local teacher Chinese language training, elementary school Chinese
courses etc., and business, tourists, media reporters Chinese
language classes. Confucius Institute is Chinese test centers
for Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), HSK Speaking Test (HSKK),
and Youth Chinese Test (YCT). The number of participants in
the HSK test in 2013 is 307. Confucius Institute compiled local
materials such as "Practical Chinese Manual", "
Tour Guide Chinese in Nepal", "Nepal Practical Business
While committing to teaching Chinese language, Confucius Institute
actively carries out cultural programs such as Chinese Cultural
Festival, performances, Chinese textbooks exhibitions, cultural
lectures, seminars, and various Chinese games. Nepal Minister
of Education, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Nepali Friendship
Association chairmen participate CIKU various cultural activities.
In 2010 Confucius Institute successfully organized the "South
Asia - China Cultural Forum", in 2012 Chinese State Councilor
Chen Zhili, Director of Hanban Xu Lin, in 2013 China Vice Minister
of Education Hao Ping personally inspected and guide the work
In 2013, 20 participants receive scholarship from Confucius
Institute Headquarters to study in China, 18 students participate
in Summer Camp to China, 15 students participate in Winter Camp
to China, 1 Principal Delegation of 10 members goes to China.
President of Hebei University of Economic and Business goes
to Nepal to participate in activities of CIKU, Vice-Chancellor
of Kathmandu University goes to China for CIKU board meeting
and further co-operation, Dean of management school, Dean of
arts school of Hebei University of Economics and Business go
to Kathmandu University to attend lectures and seminars. Through
Confucius Institute, cooperation and exchange mechanism between
China and Nepal partners becomes more smoothly.
Confucius Institute has 17 Chinese teachers or volunteer teachers,
a dedicated 300 square meters office, classrooms, library, computer
room, cultural experiences chamber, website and other hardware
facilities. With its high-quality teaching, various academic
and cultural activities, CIKU has been attracting more and more
Nepalese to learn Chinese language. It has won the broad recognition,
popularity and praise from Nepal society.