Prince of Songkla University (PSU)’s Confucius Institute was awarded The Confucius Institute of the Year 2010 Award at the 5th Confucius Institute Conference, held in Beijing during December 9th-11th 2010.
In 2009, the PSU Phuket’s Confucius Institute was awarded the Overseas Chinese Test Center of the Year Award. The numbers of students taking the test has jumped from 60 to 1700 within 6 years. PSU plan to open the institute within its campuses in Surat Thani and Trang.
Mr. Suphachhai Sangpanya, the Director of PSU’s Confucius Institute said that PSU’s Confucius Institute was a good base for the University’s International Chinese Business Program. It made other universities in China realise there is a wide spread Chinese and Chinese Business study within Thailand. The institute provides courses in standard Chinese, Chinese for HSK and Chinese Business, with enough qualified Chinese instructors for all the courses. Apart from these, there are courses provided about Chinese painting and arts. These courses contributed to the institute being awarded the awards in 2009 and 2010.