Confucius Institute

22 November 2023

The Confucius Institute at the University of Canterbury (CIUC) is part of the global CI network. CIUC is managed by the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), in collaboration with Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China). Learn more about the Confucius Institute.


The Confucius Institute was officially launched by the Chinese Vice-Premier, Li Keqiang, on 1 November 2009, the second Confucius Institute to be established in New Zealand and the first in the South Island. As Vice-Premier Li Keqiang noted, it is another achievement in the cultural and educational exchange between China and New Zealand.

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