The Confucius Institute at Volgograd State Pedagogical University (Confucius Institute of VSPU) was inaugurated on April 27th, 2011. As the fourth Confucius Institute supported by TFSU, the University has paid high attention to it, sending its own Chinese Dean of the institute and a Chinese teacher to Volgograd for the preliminary work. At present, the institute runs smoothly and has held various teaching and cultural activities, which have exerted great influence in the local area. Under the instruction of Hanban, the Confucius Institute of VSPU aims to produce more Chinese teachers in Russia.
2. Features of the VSPU Institute
The Confucius Institute of VSPU has been successful in actively popularizing Mandarin and Chinese culture. It has provided various cultural activities: lectures on culture and art, and a series of experimental lessons of Chinese language at primary and secondary schools, which have attracted a lot of attention among Volgograd residents.