Controversial Confucius Centre Due to Open amidst Sudden Changes in Funding Use

Posted in Governance and administration on September 20th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The controversial UCD Confucius Centre is finally scheduled to be completed this September having run at least €4.8 million over budget. The project originally started in 2014 is now two years behind schedule as has been a frequent source of controversy over its links to the Chinese government, budgeting and concerns amongst academics about the effect such a centre could have on campus …” (more)

[College Tribune, 20 September]

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Confucius Institute closed at US university amid concerns about Chinese influence on campuses

Posted in Governance and administration on August 15th, 2018 by steve

“The University of North Florida will close a campus branch of a Chinese-run cultural institute, the latest US college to do so amid criticism from US legislators that China uses the institute to influence American higher education …” (more)

[South China Morning Post, 15 August]

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UCD plans dedicated Chinese restaurant

Posted in Governance and administration on June 8th, 2018 by steve

“The country’s largest university has announced plans to build its own ‘authentic’ Chinese restaurant on its campus. University College Dublin confirmed that as part of its purpose built Confucius Centre, which has been co-financed between the Irish and Chinese governments, the centre will include a dedicated restaurant …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Independent, 8 June]

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