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 Fall 2014 Semester

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

  • Sept 12
  • Oct 17, 24, and 31
  • Nov 7 and 14

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, Sept. 17 to Nov. 19, 2014
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Student Union room 318 - No Class Oct. 1 and 8, 2014
  • Oct. 15 Student Union room 335
  • No Registration Required    


High School China Day
Presenting - Shanren


A Chinese Folk-Fusion Band

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
9:30am - 1:30pm
Free to Middle and High School Students
Flyer Click Here
Registration 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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