Confucius Institute
Contact Details

Liren Benjamin Zeng

Director

lzeng@uwc.ac.za


Iris Wu

Director

confucius@uwc.ac.za

Confucius Institute


The Confucius Institute is an educational non-profit organisation under the auspices of the Ministry of Education of China.

It is between a host country university and a Chinese university. Its primary goal is to promote the Chinese language, traditional Chinese medicine and Chinese culture. It is a platform for collaboration and bilateral exchange. UWC is a host country institution and the Confucius Institute is a branch of the International Relations Office. The Confucius Institute at UWC aims to contribute to the University’s vision of a “connected and engaged community” of students.

Trilateral Partnership


The Confucius Institute for Chinese Medicine is a collaboration between the University of the Western Cape, Zhejiang Normal University and Zhejiang Chinese Medical University.

Zhejiang Normal University

Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU) was founded in 1956.

Zhejiang Chinese Medical University

Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (ZCMU) was founded in 1953 and is the right place to seek the roots of Chinese Medicine.

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Join the Chinese Home Cooking Online Festival, hosted by the Confucius Institute and the International Relations Office at the University of the Western Cape.

Confucius Institute Celebrating Heritage Day

The leadership of the Confucius Institute at UWC, Prof Benjamin Zeng and Ms. Iris Wu, together with other staff and language teachers, celebrated Heritage day by showcasing their dance moves for the #Jerusalema Dance Challenge.

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The University of the Western Cape (UWC) Student Choir sang the Chinese national anthem, March of the Volunteers, on Friday February 21 to  group of Chinese lecturers as a gesture of support for the country’s battle with the coronavirus.