The mission of the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland is to work with the Irish government, businesses and academia to develop stronger educational, cultural and commercial links between Ireland and China.
The Institute is a joint venture between the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), Renmin University of China and UCD. The Institute was established in 2006 and was officially opened by Mr Zeng Peiyan, then Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China. The Institute offices are located within the UCD Belfield campus.
What We Do
In accordance with our mission, the Institute is involved in many activities, including:
Promoting an awareness of Chinese Language & Culture in Ireland
Offering innovative Chinese language courses available for all
Organising cultural and educational events at UCD to further public understanding of China
Developing and promoting teaching and research in Chinese Studies
Offering professional services to both public and private sectors to deepen economic relationships between China and Ireland
Establishing an HSK (Chinese Language and Proficiency Examination) Centre