Proudly supported by our two Foundation Partners
The Confucius Institute in Auckland is proudly supported by our two Foundation Partners: Fudan University (Shanghai) and The University of Auckland (New Zealand).
The Institute also maintains a highly valued network of collaborative partners who we work with to further our respective goals. We are proud to be associated with a wide network of outstanding organisations dedicated to similar goals and aspirations.
University of Auckland
Established in 1883, is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led University. It is also New Zealand’s largest university with a roll of 40,000, including 5,500 international students from 85 different countries. The University is held in high regard internationally as a research facility and centre of academic excellence.
The University has a long-standing relationship with Chinese initiatives, hosting a China Centre, the New Zealand Asia Institute and New Zealand’s largest academic Chinese language and literature department. It has strong multilateral partnerships with top-tier Chinese universities and one of the highest enrolments for students from the People’s Republic of China of any research university internationally.
The University of Auckland is the only New Zealand University invited to join Universitas 21 and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.
Fudan University, located in Shanghai, is one of the most prestigious and selective universities in China. It was founded in 1905 and today stands at the forefront of cultivating and developing academic and industrial talent for China.
Fudan University is an active and highly innovative incubator for high-tech industries. It has developed unique models for industrialising research outcomes, converting learning into “real-world” solutions. Its reputation as one of the most highly respected tertiary institutions in China is well deserved and attracts much of the country’s best talent.
Fudan has an enrolment of more than 30,000 full-time students. With over 3,500 international students, the University has the second-largest enrolment of foreign students in China and has a faculty of more than 3,100 full-time teachers and researchers.
Fudan University is a member of the Universitas 21 and Association of Pacific Rim Universities networks.
UoA signed MoU with China’s Ministry of Education to set up the Confucius Institute in 2005.
UoA VC Stuart McCutcheon and Fudan President Xu Ningsheng signed a renewed MoU on the collaboration of Confucius Institute in 2017.