The Confucius Institute is an educational non-profit organisation under the auspices of the Ministry of Education of China.
The Confucius Institute (CI) Program at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) promotes mutual understanding between South Africa and China through educational, cultural, and people-to-people exchanges. The Confucius Institute and its host universities create platforms for communities across the country to engage in language and cultural exposure. Confucius Institute also highlights the importance of global education and initiates the establishment of lifelong communities for students and participants worldwide. Confucius Institute is an international cooperation program under the International Relations Office of UWC. The Agreement was signed by the UWC, Zhejiang Normal University and Zhejiang Chinese Medical University and was officially launched in 2019.
Our Vision: is to be a bridge to continue the friendship, respect and cooperation between China and South Africa.
Our Mission: is to promote and teach Chinese culture and language around the world. CIs develop Chinese language courses, train teachers, hold the HSK Examination (Chinese proficiency test), host cultural and artistic presentations, and provide information about contemporary China.
The Confucius Institute for Chinese Medicine is a collaboration between the University of the Western Cape, Zhejiang Normal University and Zhejiang Chinese Medical University.