The Confucius Institute at the University of Newcastle was established and is proudly supported by our three Foundational Partners – the University of Newcastle (Australia), Central China Normal University (Wuhan) and Hanban - the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Beijing). The Institute also maintains a highly valued network of collaborative partners with whom we work to further our common goals. We are proud to be associated with a wide network of outstanding organisations dedicated to similar goals and aspirations.
The University of Newcastle
On the world stage, the University of Newcastle delivers groundbreaking research in health and medicine, science and engineering, and energy and the environment. In recent years the University has doubled its research income and consistently rank in the top 10 universities for research. Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle has a strong record for connecting with partners and communities across the world and across the region. The University is committed to building a world class institution with global reach that makes a difference to the region we live in.
Central China Normal University
Central China Normal University (CCNU) is one of China's top tertiary institutions under the Chinese Ministry of Education. Located in Wuhan, a major hub of transportation, it has a campus of more than 600,000 square meters on Guizishan, a hill bordering the East Lake and the South Lake. With a serene environment the campus is an ideal place for teaching and studying.
Hanban or the Office of Chinese Language Council International was established by the Chinese Government in 1987 to promote mutual understanding and friendships between the Chinese people and other peoples of the world, promoting trade, economic co-operation, scientific, technological and cultural exchanges. Hanban oversees the worldwide management and development of Confucius Institutes from Beijing. Internationally, the Confucius Institutes make up a world class network of more than 400 centres throughout the world. Recognised as an international authority on China-related events, networks, activities and educational programs for individuals, communities, business and learning institutions – more than one third of the world's top 200 universities have become home to Confucius Institutes.