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 Spring Semester 2015 Forums 
Leigh Hall room 215

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

  • 6:45 - 7:45pm Wed. March 11 - April 29, 2015
  • No Meeting March 25, 2015

This is the fifth 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 Leigh Hall room 215 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    


HSK Testing

Test Date: Sat. March 28
Bierce Library room 61

How To Register:

  • Go to www.chinesetest.cn
  • If you are a registered user, enter your user name and password to login
  • If not registered user you must register as a new user
  • Under Test Center enter information
  • Test site is The University of Akron
  • Choose the level of test you wish to take
  • Upload a recent photo smaller than 100kb

For Assistance: Contact Kang Li: kang1@uakron.edu

Chinese Summer Camp at
The University of Akron
June 15 - 19, 2015

For students Grades 7-12
8:30am to 1pm
Camp Fee: $100
Camp Flyer Click Here
Registration Form Click Here



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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