From 4 to 9 December 2014 delegation Lunn consisting of the rector of the University of Boris Andreevich Zhigalev, co-Directors of the Confucius Institute Andrei Sergeevich Bankov and Yao Xia was in China to participate in the 9th world conference of Confucius Institutes in Xiamen (China) and the annual meeting of the Board of the Confucius Institute at the University.
In the meeting of the Board of the Confucius Institute at the University with the Russian side was also attended by the Director of the UIC Lunn Maya Vasilievna Pilipovič, with the Chinese side, rector of Sichuan international studies University (SUIA) Whether Cajun and Provost Lee Tzaneen. The meeting summed up the work of the Confucius Institute in the field of educational and scientific activity in 2014, and discussed plans for further cooperation and development of partnerships with Chinese counterparts.
During the world conference of Confucius Institutes in Xiamen (China) rector, B. A. Zhigalev spoke at the forum of rectors of the report on the theme "the Contribution of the Confucius Institute in the development of Chinese studies in Nizhny Novgorod". In the framework of the conference meetings were held with representatives of Chinese universities, interested in cooperation with Russia, in particular, with colleagues from the Beijing University of foreign languages and cultures and Sichuan normal University. In addition, during the conference was held a round table of Directors of Confucius Institutes in Russia and Belarus to strengthen horizontal communication and coordination of efforts in educational and research activities with the participation of representatives of the embassies of China in Russia and Belarus.