Guided by the CI Advisory Board, comprising members from both New Zealand and China, the Confucius Institute in Auckland is dedicated to facilitating understanding between the two countries through its various programmes.

Prof. Jenny Dixon

Chair, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Engagement), The University of Auckland

The Chair of the Board of the Confucius Institute in Auckland, Professor Jenny Dixon MSc, DPhil, FNZPl, is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Engagement) of The University of Auckland and a member of its Senior Management Team.

Prof. Zhimin Chen

Associate Vice President, Fudan University

Professor Chen Zhimin is the Associate Vice President of Fudan University, Shanghai, China. His research interests include international relations theory, diplomacy studies, Chinese foreign policy and EU studies.

Danny Chan

Deputy Chairman, Academic Colleges Group Limited

A third generation New Zealand Chinese, Danny was brought up in Wellington. He holds a number of directorships in New Zealand. He is the Deputy Chairman of Academic Colleges Group Limited, the largest private education group in New Zealand.

Prof. Wen Chen

Director, Foreign Affairs Office/Confucius Institutes Office, Fudan University

Professor Chen is the director of Fudan's Foreign Affairs Office and Confucius Institutes Office. Prof. He has more than 120 publications on international and Chinese health economics and management journals.

Peter (Wing Ho) Chin

Former Mayor, Dunedin City Council

Peter (Wing Ho) Chin is a lawyer and was the 56th Mayor of Dunedin, New Zealand. He served two terms as Mayor from 2004 to 2010. Mr Chin is a descendant of one of New Zealand’s earliest Chinese families.

Prof. Paul Clark

Professor of Chinese, The University of Auckland

Paul Clark is a Professor of Chinese at The University of Auckland's School of Asian Studies, as well as Director of the China Studies Centre at the New Zealand Asia Institute.

Patrick English

Former Executive Director, New Zealand China Council

Patrick English is the former Executive Director of the New Zealand China Council, established in 2012 as a key part of the Government’s NZ Inc China Strategy, aiming to retain and strengthen New Zealand's relationship with China.

Wansheng Liu

Education Consul, Consulate General of P.R. China in Auckland

Mr Liu Wansheng is the Education Consul in the Chinese Consulate General in Auckland. He is experienced diplomat from the MoE of China. He had been the Chinese Education Consul in Poland, United States, and the Netherlands.

Prof. Helen Nicholson

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement), The University of Otago

Professor Helen Nicholson is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) at the University of Otago and a member of its Senior Management Team. Prior to taking up this role she was the Dean of the Otago School of Medical Sciences.

Prof. Zhongwei Wu

Dean, International Cultural Exchange School, Fudan University

Professor Wu is the Dean of the International Cultural Exchange School of Fudan University. His publications include Chinese grammar, teaching theory and Chinese language instruction.

見賢思齊焉。 見不賢而內自省也。 When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.


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  • The Confucius Institute in Auckland was established and is proudly supported by our three Foundational Partners: Hanban - the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Beijing), Fudan University (Shanghai) and The University of Auckland (New Zealand).
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