About the Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute is an organization aimed at promoting Chinese Language and culture around the world. It is administered by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters based in Beijing. With a growing demand of Chinese speakers, China has started a non-profit public organization referred to as the Confucius Institute (CI) that is affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education. Starting in 2004 the Confucius Institute has continued to grow, and now has over 480 Confucius Institutes present in over 100 countries worldwide. In the United States alone there are over 100 active Confucius Institutes.