The Story behind the Chinese Studies Center
The Chinese Studies Center of the University of Salzburg was founded in 1999 with the aim of deepening cultural relations between Austria and China, in particular between the University of Salzburg and Chinese universities or other educational institutions in China, as well as to support scientific co-operation and projects.
Besides the activities and programs it offered (such as language courses, the summer schools, the agorá and the intercultural briefing), the Chinese Studies Center aimed, by means of ancillary cultural activities, at fostering a mutual understanding between the people of East Asia and Europe as well as building a bridge between cultures.
The Chinese Studies Center of the University of Salzburg provided through its program:
- Chinese Language Courses
- Courses on Regional and Cultural Studies of China
- Conversation Courses
The Chinese Studies Center conveyed with its program of courses
Work-orientated additional qualifications for students
Work-orientated education and training for employed persons
The target groups were
Students from the whole variety of disciplines from all faculties of the University of Salzburg as well as students of other educational institutions in Austria
Teachers of the University of Salzburg and other co-opted educational institutions involved in China-related researach projects
Persons who have interest in Chinese culture and desire to upgrade their education