· Hanfeng Edutours program is dedicated to provide diverse study tours that fit the needs of Chinese culture lovers around the world. It features experiential education that’s closely integrated with urban tourism resources, so that the participants could enjoy the beautiful sceneries and culture in China through a broad array of activities.
· Program features: professional Chinese language education, rich and varied cultural experience, exchanges with renowned schools and universities, visits to well-known enterprises, and perfect safety management system.
· Confucius Institutes in ten countries and regions around the world will become first Mutual-learning Day activities practitioners to carry out Hanfeng Edutours program targeting at youngsters worldwide. The initial round of mutual-learning programs kicked off in the capital or major cities of developed countries or countries with English as the native language or lingua franca and with at least one world-renowned university.
Hanfeng Edutours Programme Countries
Boasting world-class education, Australia contributes 3% of world’s scientific achievements with less than 0.5% of the world population. The world-renowned education quality in 40 universities and 300-plus academies and technical colleges make Australia one of the countries with the highest level of education in the world. The latest world university rankings see the Australian National University at the 20th place, the University of Melbourne 33rd, the University of Sydney 41st, and Australia’s Group of Eight all listed in top 100. As the Australian government continues to invest heavily in education and perfect the education system year by year, its education has earned global acclaim and become a magnet for international students.
There are 14 Confucius Institutes in Australia:
— New Zealand:
New Zealand has long been recognized by UNESCO as the exemplar of primary and secondary education for the world. Schools in New Zealand hold the pole position in the academics worldwide. According to the results of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the 15-year-old students in New Zealand boast outstanding performance in reading, mathematics, science, and problem solving, far above the average. In particular, students in New Zealand are encouraged to innovate and experiment, instead of simply cramming information. The results from the 2013 PISA show that the students in New Zealand ranked the 3rd among 41 countries in terms of problem solving. The overall assessment suggests that New Zealand performs best among the English-speaking countries.
There are 3 Confucius Institutes in New Zealand:
Germany is the first country in the world to popularize secondary education. The compulsory education law was enacted by President Ebert as early as the beginning of the 1920s. There are approximately 340 higher education institutions in Germany. The German Universities Excellence Initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Germany Research Foundation aims to promote scientific research and academic innovation in German universities. It provides funding for specific distinguished universities and the researches of excellent young researchers at certain universities, and it strengthens the cooperation among universities and projects, as well as the collaborative researches among German universities, international academic institutions and universities. Between 2012 and 2017, a total of 11 universities were selected as the “University of Excellence”, including three in science and engineering (Technical University of Munich, Dresden University of Technology, and RWTH Aachen University) and eight in arts and sciences (Heidelberg University, Free University of Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin, LMU Munich, University of Tübingen, University of Konstanz, University of Cologne, and University of Bremen), who will receive a total of 2.7 billion euros in funding.
There are 19 Confucius Institutes in Germany:
The literacy rate in Italy is less than 3%. The state expenditure on public education accounts for about 10% of the government’s public spending. The higher education institutions in Italy have played an important role in the education history of Europe and the world. Italian universities are well known for the long history as well as the up-to-date and innovative spirit. Many world-renowned celebrities came from these universities, such as Galileo who studied medicine at the University of Pisa and taught at the University of Padua founded in the 13th century, Dante who studied at the University of Padua, just to name a few. Boasting a history of nearly a thousand years, the University of Bologna founded in 1087 is the most ancient university not only in Europe, but also in the world.
As an industrial power in the Europe, Italy enjoys worldwide reputation for its higher education with long history and superior quality. Being home to many of the world’s top universities, Italy is also known as the state of art thanks to its distinguished education in fashion, design and art.
There are 11 Confucius Institutes in Italy:
It’s no news that Japan ranks top in the world in education. As early as 160 years ago, it became the first country to achieve universal primary education, with 100% enrolment of school-age children in primary schools. The enrolment rate for junior high school, senior high school and university all reached 100% in 1930. In addition to free meals and books, students in Japan have access to swimming pools, tennis courts, baseball fields, and other sports facilities all the way from kindergarten to university. According to the 2016 Best Countries rankings released by US News (U.S. News & World Report: News, Rankings and Analysis on Politics, Education, Healthcare and More), a recognized leader in rankings, Japan ranks 6th in the Best Countries for Education Full List as the only Asian country in top 10.
There are 14 Confucius Institutes in Japan:
In Thailand, the largest share of the national budget goes to education, standing at more than 20%. The Thai schools advocate well-rounded development of students, with the focus on the cultivation and shaping of students’ knowledge, capabilities and characters. With 180-plus international schools, Thailand is a leading country in Asia in terms of international education. The education level in Thailand has been recognized by international examining bodies. The higher education in the country is modeled on European and American universities, in terms of curriculum, teaching methods and education system. Thai universities are doing extremely well in the majors of engineering, tourism, agriculture, public health and wellness, humanities, literature and art, forestry, science, business administration, medicine, among others. Most university degrees have been recognized by universities in developed countries more than a dozen years ago.
There are 16 Confucius Institutes in Thailand: