Above: UWI St Augustine
By the Caribbean Journal staff
A Confucius Institute will be opening at the University of the West Indies St Augustine.
The announcement comes after a visit by a six-member delegation from the Hanban/Confucius Institute headquarters in China to Trinidad.
The institute will be the second of its kind in the Caribbean, following the establishment of an institute at the University of the West Indies Mona campus in Jamaica in 2010.
UWI Professor Clement Sankat and Xu Lin, director general of Hanban signed the Memorandum of Understanding creating the centre.
UWI and the institute first signed a memorandum of understanding in 2010. That included the provision of a Mandarin language and Chinese culture lecturer at the UWI Centre for Language Learning from January 2011.