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    Mandarin Chinese is becoming the first choice as a second language.
    The world’s first paper currency was created in China 1,400 years ago.
    Nearly 1.2 billion people (around 16% of the world’s population) speak
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Confucius Institute


Welcome to the Confucius Institute at Troy University. Established in 2007, the Confucius Institute at Troy University, with support from Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, is a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education and is charged with bringing to the people of Alabama knowledge of China that will serve the state in the areas of business, education, cultural, and public interests throughout the state of Alabama.

TROY - Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, was one of nine university chancellors worldwide and the only one in North America to receive the World Confucius Institute's Individual Performance Excellence Award during the World Confucius Institute Conference in Xiamen, China.
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Confucius Institute at Troy University was awarded ‘Confucius Institute of the Year’. With over 200 countrywide, only the top six Confucius Institutes in the U. S. were awarded this prize.

CI of the Year Confucius Institute at Troy University was awarded ‘Confucius Institute of the Year’ on Dec. 12, 2017. With 525 Confucius Institutes worldwide, only the top 25 Confucius Institutes were awarded this prize.

Liu Yandong, State councillor of the People’s Republic of China presented the prize to Dr. Iris Hong Xu, Director of Confucius Institute at Troy University, Alabama, USA.

Directors of Confucius Institute at Troy University, Dr. Iris Hong Xu and Mr. Zhi Zha attended the12th Confucius Institute Conference.

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If you have any questions or would like to drop into the Institute, please contact us either by email confucius@troy.edu or call English 334-808-6290; Chinese 334-268-9335 and we will contact you.

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