21 students from the University of Veliko Tarnovo off on a one-year specialization in China. Young people from different disciplines, among them there are PhD students as well. All of them will study on a full scholarship. Funding is secured through the partnership of the Veliko Tarnovo University and the Chinese University of Geosciences in Wuhan, explained the director of the Institute "Confucius" in Veliko Tarnovo Dr. Iskra Mandova - Stoyanova.
In December, the institute in the old capital has received a new grant of USD 107,000, which will be used for various activities. The funds are allocated by the state organization for spreading Chinese language and culture abroad (Hanban). USD 70,000 is for approved projects that we have developed and plan to implement. USD 20,000 is provided for shooting anniversary film dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the start of the international project "Confucius."
During this period there are established more than 400 institutes "Confucius" in different countries around the world, and the equipped classrooms are over 500" said Iskra Mandova.
This is the second grant from Hanban, which received the Confucius Institute in Tarnovo. Only for the opening from the headquarters in China was provided a start-up fund of USD 150,000 and 3,000 volumes of academic and scientific literature.