On the basis of a general agreement between Confucius Institutes Headquarters and Rhodes University, signed in 2007 at the 2nd Confucius Institute Conference in Beijing, Jinan University in Guangzhou, China, was invited as a partner university to participate in the establishment of Confucius Institute at Rhodes University, through a binding supplementary agreement. Both universities share a lot in common despite of the geographic distances. Rhodes University, established in 1904, and Jinan University, established in 1906, both have a history of over 100 years.
In August 2008, Confucius Institute at Rhodes University launched the first China Week, to pave the way for the intended first year Chinese course at Rhodes University in 2009 academic year.Source:
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