Connecting China and the U.S.
Confucius is considered one of the most important figures in Chinese history and a symbol of Chinese culture. The value of education is one of his founding principles.
Hanban, the Office of Chinese Language Council International, established the first Confucius Institute in Seoul, S. Korea in 2004 to educate the world about Chinese culture and the Chinese language.
The University of Massachusetts Confucius Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston is one of the 358 prestigious Confucius Institutes in 104 countries worldwide.
The institute facilitates rich, cultural exchange between the U.S. and China in collaboration with our educational counterparts in Beijing:
Madam Xu Lin, Director-General of Hanban and Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, came to campus for the inauguration of the institute in 2006. We have the distinct honor of being the sixth Confucius Institute established in the U.S. Now there are approximately 80 other Confucius Institutes in America.
We offer a wide range of cultural exchange programs.