On March 30, the University of Padova hosted the 2021 Council Meeting online. Professor Qu Shaobing, Chairman of Guangzhou University Council, Professor Rosario Rizzuto, President of the University of Padova, and other council members attended the conference. The conference
Council members reported about altering the administration of the Confucius Institute at the University of Padova to Chinese International Education Foundation. They also voted for permitting the list of new Council and Board members and the working report and financial report of the Confucius Institute. At the same time, the two universities made an in-depth discussion on promoting cooperation in research and other areas.