Sir Keith Burnett: Why Sheffield’s future is interwoven with China’s ambitions
We should seize a chance to partner with one of the great forces of the world- China, says Professor Sir Keith Burnett, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Sheffield.
Vice-Chancellor builds bridges between Sheffield and China
President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield Professor Sir Keith Burnett will this week (11 December 2017) visit Beijing and Xi’an as part of the University’s efforts to cement academic and industrial collaborations in China.
President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield Professor Sir Keith Burnett welcomed the Vice-Premier of China Liu Yandong.
Welcome speech addressed collaborations between our countries, the CI at the University and City of Sheffield, and work of Chinese scholars and students. He praised the China’s determination to work with others to build peace, prosperity and a harmonious society.
The world’s largest 3D printed butterflies will be in Millennium Square from Sunday 19 November to Wednesday 3 January 2018.
Professor Sir Keith Burnett, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, published an article in the financial times on November 13 to correct the misunderstanding of the role of Confucius Institute.
As the city welcomes Chinese business leaders, Vice-chancellor of Sheffield University Sir Keith Burnett explains why the links between the people of Sheffield and China go far deeper than trade and finances.
Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield presented with China Collaboration prize at the Sheffield City Region Horasis China Business Awards
Award ceremony held at the end of the two-day Horasis China Meeting in the city.
2007-2017, Celebrate 10 Years' Achievements
To mark it's 10-Year Anniversary and to celebrate 10 years' achievements, the Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield held a major event on Wednesday 27 September 2017, attended by senior representatives including Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming, Paul Blomfield MP and President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, Professor Sir Keith Burnett.
Hello, my name is Toby and I’m nine years old this year. I live in Sheffield, England, and I am learning Chinese. Do you know why?
When I was five years old, I suddenly had an idea that I wanted to write a letter to people from every country of the world asking them how their lives were like. In the following months, I wrote more than 200 letters. Before I wrote each letter, I would learn about the country and its people with my mother so that I could ask them questions that related to their lives. When I was writing my letter to China, I found it to be a very beautiful country and I wanted to know more about it.
On 22nd April, students from 18 universities in the UK attended the 16th Chinese Brige Speech Competetion. After the first round, only 10 contestants entered the finals.
The student from Sheffield CI --David Geary（吉伟仁） won the Grand prize. His speech ‘my football dream’, also published in people's daily, tells a story of his Chinese dream and his football dream in China. His rap, performered with fluent Chinese, impressed the judges and audience.
Miss Aina JIANG, David's personal tutor, also a Chinese teacher at Sheffield CI, was awarded Best Tutor.
Representing the UK, David will go to China this summer to attend the Global-finals
Prizes at Dancing and Drama
Affiliated to the Confucius Institute, the Star Mandarin School, joined the 20th anniversity celebration of UK Federation of Chinese Schools on 19th Feb. The students got 2nd and 3rd prize for dancing and playing drama.
HoLA(Home language Accreditation Project) was held by Sheffield language center in Sheffield Halliam University at 12th Feb.
Our calligrapy teacher is teaching students to write Chinese characters.
Sheffield looks East:
Double Honour from China for Sheffield University
- The University of Sheffield chosen to host elite Chinese Institute with a new focus on business and healthcare.
- Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett awarded a prestigious Individual Performance Excellence Award in recognition of his contribution to greater understanding of Chinese language and culture.
Seminar "New Endeavours: Creative Writing in English... in China"
Fascinating talk given by Professor Sui Gang from the University of Central Lancashire discussed the challenges of creative writing in English for Chinese students.
Seminar ‘The Art of Kunqu’
Kathy Hall, the founding Chair of the London Jing Kun Opera Association, and an experienced practitioner and teacher of kunqu, introduced the background, roles and techniques of Kun Opera, a unique art form which is considered to be the mother of all Chinese opera and enjoys national opera status in China.