The first Confucius College in Europe -- North Europe Stockholm Confucius College -- was established in Stockholm University a few days ago.
The new college was inaugurated jointly by Stockholm University, China's National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (NOCFL) and Shanghai Fudan University.
On February 18th, China's ambassador to Sweden, Mr. Lv Fengding, spoke at the inauguration ceremony. He pointed out that the college would not only promote the educational and cultural exchange between Sweden and China, but also play an important and active role in strengthening the mutual understanding and friendship of the two peoples, not to mention foster the friendly cooperative relationship between the two countries.
(Chinanews.com February 22, 2005)