School of Modern Languages

The Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute

We facilitate the study and understanding of Chinese language and culture.

Our Confucius Institute promotes study and understanding of Chinese language and culture.

The Confucius Institute is a partnership between Newcastle University, Xiamen University and the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban).

The primary aims of the institute are to facilitate the study of Chinese language from primary school through to university level.

We also promote the understanding of Chinese culture and contemporary China.

The Institute is a focus for cultural exchange within the North East of England. We bring important artistic groups from China to the region and providing opportunities for creative engagement.

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The Institute’s agreement was formally signed by Professor Chris Brink, Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University, and Dr Ma Jianfei, Deputy Director of Hanban, at a ceremony in Beijing in February 2012.

The Institute was launched on 18 May 2013.