About the UQ Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute at The University of Queensland was established under an agreement between UQ and the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) in China, and in partnership with Tianjin University, China.

In addition to promoting the learning of Chinese language and culture at UQ and in the broader community, the UQ Confucius Institute seeks to build and deepen links and collaborative opportunities with China in the fields of science, engineering and technology (SET).

The Institute operates in line with existing programs and market demands and in close collaboration with its Chinese partner, Tianjin University.

Among the major activities of the Confucius Institute at UQ are:

Outward mobility programs

To organise outward mobility programs in Chinese studies and science, techology and engineering:

  • short-term study tours (2-4 weeks),
  • more structured 3-month study programs.

Academic exchange and collaboration

To conduct academic exchange and collaboration between UQ and Chinese universities and research institutions, and to receive high-level visitors and delegations from Chinese universities, research institutions, government and corporations.

Chinese courses and programs

To offer courses and programs in Chinese language and culture, and also in Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting, particularly in science, engineering and technology.

Seminars, lectures and workshops

To organise seminars, talks, public lectures and workshops in Chinese studies and on China-related themes, including outreach talks and workshops for key local schools.

See our news and events for more information.

Cultural events

To organise cultural events such as arts exhibitions and performances.

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Chinese language proficiency testing

To hold the Chinese Language Proficiency Test (HSK) and the Youth Chinese Test (YCT).

Read more about Chinese Language Proficiency Testing.