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Confucius Institute

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The Confucius Institute at the University of Waterloo is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the Chinese language, culture, studies and business.


What does the Confucius Institute do?

The Confucius Institute offers non-credit courses year round to all members of the community. We organize international conferences, trips to China for students, arts performances, and public events. Our events have included inviting scholars to give presentations on Chinese culture, history, literature, and business; hosting Chinese language competitions; and having Chinese movie nights!

Which universities form the Confucius Institute at Renison?

The Confucius Institute is a joint-venture between the Office of Chinese Language Council International, the University of Waterloo, Renison University College and Nanjing University, one of China's top universities.

Why is the Confucius Institute at Renison?

The Institute builds on the long-established East Asian Studies program at Renison, and because of this connection the Confucius Institute is housed in the East Asian Studies Centre.

Study in China next summer and earn a credit

Are you interested in spending six weeks in China, earning a UWaterloo credit? What if we told you that we have $1,000 bursaries for 25 lucky students? Visit our Study in China Summer Program page for more details or Register online


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Nanjing University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China, and the partner university of the Confucius Institute.

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The Confucius Institute is funded by The Office of Chinese Language Council International, commonly referred to as Hanban. 

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See how the Confucius Institute brings two cultures together through symposiums, traditional celebrations, and student trips to China.