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The Confucius Institute

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

Confucius Institute's primary aims

The Confucius Institute at Newcastle University is a partnership between Newcastle University and Xiamen University of China.

The Newcastle Confucius Institute has two primary aims:

  • to promote the study of Chinese language from primary school through to university level
  • to promote the understanding of Chinese culture and contemporary China
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A focus for educational and cultural exchange

In particular, the Institute will develop as a focus for educational and cultural exchanges with China within the North East of England. It'll provide opportunities and resources for creative and academic exchanges through its educational programs and funding schemes.

Our History

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

The Institute was launched on 18 May 2013.

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