October 29, 2015

NJCU to Host Chinese Dignitaries and Jersey City Officials on 11.2.15 At Opening Ceremony for Confucius Institute at NJCU

Program to Feature Cultural Performances and Ribbon-cutting
What:               New Jersey City University (NJCU) will open the doors to a Confucius Institute designed to provide education on Chinese language and culture.  The Confucius Institute will enable NJCU to emphasize international opportunities for students and faculty with a partner university in China, Jilin Huaqiao University of Foreign Languages (JHUFL) in Jilin Province, one of the largest private universities in China.
Visiting government and educational leaders from China as well as educational, political and cultural leaders from New Jersey will participate in the opening celebration. Members of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, a cross-cultural contemporary company in residence at NJCU, and students from NJCU’s Caroline L. Guarini Department of Music, Dance and Theatre will perform.
NJCU is one of just two universities in New Jersey selected to host a Confucius Institute; Rutgers is the other.  Approximately 100 universities across the country host Confucius Institutes.  An educational partnership agreement, finalized in 2015, was signed by NJCU, Jilin Huaqiao University of Foreign Languages, and the Hanban, an agency within the Ministry of Higher Education of the People’s Republic of China.
When:              Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Where:             Margaret Williams Theatre, Hepburn Hall, on the NJCU Main Campus at 2039 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Who:                Dr. Sue Henderson, President, NJCU
                        Rafael Perez, Esq., Chair, Board of Trustees, NJCU
Consul Chang Quansheng, Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in New York
                        Mr. Yue Qiang, Vice President of Education, Bureau of Jilin Province
Dr. Qing He, President, JHUFL
NJ State Senator Sandra Cunningham
Mayor Steven Fulop, City of Jersey City
Dr. Daniel J. Julius, Provost and Senior Vice President, NJCU
ABOUT New Jersey City University (NJCU)
The mission at New Jersey City University (NJCU) is to provide a diverse population with an excellent education.
The University is committed to the improvement of the educational, intellectual, cultural, socioeconomic, and physical environment of the surrounding urban region and beyond.  Established in 1927 as a training school for teachers, today NJCU is among the most comprehensive universities in the state.  Located in Jersey City, NJ, and minutes from New York City, NJCU's fully accredited Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education, and Professional Studies, and School of Business offer 43 undergraduate degree programs and 27 master’s programs and 2 doctoral programs, including emerging and interdisciplinary fields.
NJCU students engage in rigorous applied-learning experiences that include opportunities to study abroad, and cooperative education internships.  NJCU operates two additional campus sites—NJCU School of Business at Harborside Plaza 2 in Jersey City’s financial district and NJCU at Brookdale in Wall Township in Monmouth County.
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