– how MELT took the fast lane to China
Skólavefurinn, our Icelandic partners in the
MELT project, have published the project brochure in Chinese. This
development, which might at first appear surprising, springs from a
project undertaken by Dr. Geir Sigurðsson, Phd. in Chinese Philosophy
(current Director of Icelandic Center for Asian Studies of the
University of Iceland and Director of Northern Light Confucius
Institute of Iceland). Dr. Sigurðsson has been creating teaching
materials for Icelanders learning Chinese and introducing China to
His work over the last two years has included close collaboration with Skólavefurinn, the leading provider of online teaching materials for schools in Iceland, who are now making these materials available on their website.
As Jökull Sigurðsson, Director of Skolavefurinn puts it: “When we were translating the MELT brochure into Icelandic, we thought that the size of the project and its global aspect would be of interest to the Chinese.” Jökull adds: “From there on we arranged for Jing Xu, Chinese Bachelor of Art in Economics and German, to translate the brochure.”
Furthermore, we learn that Dr. Sigurðsson has shown an interest in introducing the MELT project to Chinese Universities when he will be pursuing his research this summer during a visit to China.
- Fu: Good luck