Department of Confucius
Dr Zhang Daojian
It is a unique honour to be the HoD of Confucius Institute NUML Islamabad, which is the oldest in Pakistan. Since its inception on 04 April 2005, it trajectory has been moving upwards with exceptional team work demonstrated by the faculty, staff and NUML senior management. It provides unique academic environments for learning Chinese language and also conducting different level of HSK tests. Over the years, its popularity has grown and in every semester, the number of candidates is increasing. Confucius institute exposes the students to diverse faculty, multi-cultural co-curricular activities and high level international exposure as every year the students and faculty get an opportunity to visit different parts of China. In 2018, the undergraduate program BS Area Study China was introduced, with balanced mix of course contents covering multifaceted aspects of China studies, language, arts, culture and Pakistan – China bilateral relations. In the overall context, this is an excellent platform to promote Pakistan-China relations.
Confucius Institute NUML Islamabad ever since its establishment in 2005 has played a significant role in bringing Pakistani and Chinese people closer to each other by exposing them to cultural exchange programs and Chinese Language Teaching. With unstinted support of Rector NUML, CII has flourished to one of the leading institutes in the entire Muslim world and biggest in Pakistan. In 2015, during President Xi Jinping’s visit to Pakistan, all our teachers were invited to meet His Excellency. Our teacher Ayijiang was selected as a member of the embassy’s team to accompany the First Lady Peng Liyuan during her stay. President Xi presented the ““Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence Friendship Award”.
CII as Center of Excellence for language and cultural exchange between Pakistan and China, provide inimitable platform for advancing Pakistan -China bilateral relations
To meet the demand of Chinese language and culture learning in Pakistan
To promote language and culture communication between Pakistan and China