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