Welcome to the Confucius Institute at The University of Akron

Your gateway to Chinese language and culture

The University of Akron's Confucius Institute is part of an international network, supported by the Chinese Ministry of Education, dedicated to enhancing the understanding of Chinese language and culture around the world.

The Confucius Institute promotes the expansion of Chinese language instruction through a range of educational and outreach activities for students, teachers, businesses and community members...on our campus and in our communities.

The Confucius Institute is a cooperative project of The University of Akron, the National Office of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Chinese Ministry of Education and Henan University in Kaifeng, China.

For more information, contact us at 330-972-2013 or nee@uakron.edu 

'Chinese Corner' every Friday Spring 2015 Semester

The Confucius Institute is sponsoring a Chinese Corner on Friday afternoons from 12 - 1pm in the Student Union room 321.

  • Jan. 23 & 30
  • Feb. 6 & 13
  • March 6, 13, & 20
  • April 3, 10, 17, & 24

Join us from noon to 1pm to practice your Chinese language skills and deepen cross-cultural interactions on our campus.

Akron/Kaifeng Fall Semester 2014 Forums 
Bierce Library room 268

Please encourage your students to join us for these open conversations with their peers in Kaifeng...

  • 6:45 - 7:45pm Wed. September 17, 2014
  • 6:45 - 7:45pm Wed. October 8 - 29, 2014
  • 5:45 - 6:45pm Wed. November 5 - 19, 2014

This is the fourth year that the Confucius Institute, in collaboration with the Honors College and our partners at Henan University, has sponsored the Akron/Kaifeng Wednesday Forum Series. 

These are informal, student-to-student conversations about whatever topics the student participants agree to focus on.  We use the distance education technology in Bierce Library room 268 to create a virtual living room, where UA students sit with peers from Henan University in Kaifeng and share their ideas.  Join us!

Lunch Time Chinese Language Classes

For all UA faculty and staff a one hour Chinese language class taught by
Chao Mu.

  • Free classes will meet every Wednesday, Jan. 21 to April 29, 2015
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Student Union room 318 - No Class Feb. 25 and March 25, 2015
  • No Registration Required    


Concert - Presented by ORMACO and Arts Midwest


A Chinese Folk-Fusion Band

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Highland High School
4150 Ridge Rd, Medina
For Tickets visit ORMACO website www.ormaco.org

Confucius Institute Chinese Language and Culture Outreach Program

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
8:30am - 1:30pm
For Middle and High School Students



Contact Us

To learn more please contact us at nee@uakron.edu or call our offices at 330-972-2013.

We look forward to working with you.


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