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Confucius Institute

22 November 2023

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