Confucius Institute

Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute at Cheju Halla University was authorized and established in 2009 by the government of China and is the 13th of its kind in Korea, though the first in Jeju. A Rank 5 Chinese government official, Li Jang-chun, visited CHU for its opening ceremony, celebrating the honor of Cheju Halla University being the only technical college in Korea to host Confucius Institute, rising as one of the finest Chinese language and culture educational institutes in the nation. In particular, through a partnership with Nankai University in China, we offer outstanding Chinese language programs. Located in Tianjin, Nankai University is a highly respected institution, a direct affiliation to the Chinese Ministry of Education. As alma mater of respected former Prime Minister Zhou Enlai the University has a wide range of departments covering the humanities, environmental science, business management, biology, medicine and the fine arts. The University is prestigious enough to be visited by Chairman Mao Zedog and Jiang Zemin and former Korean president Kim Dae-jung received an honorary degree from the institution as well. Along with Beijing University, Tsinghua University and Fudan University, Nankai University is known as Chinas 4 most eminent universities.

Features Confucius Institute at Cheju Halla University receives funding from the Chinese government each year, in addition to outstanding professors and a wide range of research materials. The Institute develops and operates educational programs related to the Chinese language and culture.

Roles Confucius Institute serves as a center for the promotion of academic exchanges and development programs between China and the Jeju Free International City and the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province. It also hosts many events and educational programs regarding the Chinese language and culture that are open to the public. The Institute also provides CHU students with intensive, customized educational programs to help them become globally competent key players in the region of northeast Asia.

Main Objectives

  • Operation of tourism and Chinese language programs
  • Establishment of an academy-industry network with China
  • Provision of Chinese language courses for CHU students and the public
  • Archive of Chinese research materials and consultations on China