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The Confucius Institute at Sofia University Organizes Its First Festival of Modern Chinese Cinema

The Cinema House hosted a Modern Chinese Cinema Festival which included nine modern Chinese films of various genres and topics. The films had received a number of awards and nominations at prestigious international fora: the Berlinale Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, the Montreal World Film Festival, and many others. It was the first time most of them had been shown in public in this country.

Exhibition: 110 Years of International Interlibrary Exchange at the University Library

In the foyer of the St. Kliment Ohridski University Library an exhibition was opened dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the international interlibrary book exchange in the Library.

UNESCO’s Director-General Delivers Annual Nelson Mandela Memorial Lecture

Ms. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, delivered the Annual Nelson Mandela Memorial Lecture, Nelson Mandela’s Legacy, at the aula magna of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. The event was organized jointly by the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa to this country and the National Commission for UNESCO – Bulgaria, with the cooperation of the oldest high academic institution in the country. The ceremony was attended by the Rector of Sofia University, Professor Ivan Ilchev, Dr. Habil., ambassadors, members of the diplomatic corps, academic staff and university students.

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