The vision at the Confucius Institute in Auckland is to continue and enhance the longstanding tradition of friendship, respect and co-operation between China and New Zealand. It dedicates itself to enhance knowledge of Chinese language and culture and extend New Zealanders’ engagement with China through various programmes and collaborations with partners in New Zealand and elsewhere.

Mutual Respect and Understanding

The vision of the Confucius Institute of New Zealand recognises the vital and continually evolving social, cultural, political and economic links between New Zealand and China at all levels of our respective societies.

We envisage a future of harmonious and mutually beneficial relationships based on an understanding and respect for the languages and cultures of our two peoples.

As a centre for sharing ideas and information, the Institute aims to move New Zealanders from simply talking about China, to actively engaging with Chinese language, culture and communities through our courses, programmes, events and strategic initiatives.

Download the Confucius Institute 10 Year Anniversary Booklet, Celebrating 10 Years.

學而時習之、不亦說乎。 有朋自遠方來、不亦樂乎。人不知而不慍、不亦君子乎。 Isn't it a pleasure to study and practice what you have learned? Isn't it also great when friends visit from distant places? If people do not recognize me and it doesn't bother me, am I not a noble man?

孔子Confucius

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23 Nov
"Well Done! Xiexie!" Farewell to the MLAs of 2018 Class

"Well Done! Xiexie!" Farewell to the MLAs of 2018 Class

The Confucius Institute in Auckland is inviting the school principals, teachers, homestay families and friends of our MLAs to join us to say THANK YOU and GOODBYE to them. Read more

October 15
YCT exam participants hit a record high!

YCT exam participants hit a record high!

232 young candidates sat in the first Youth Chinese Test (YCT) of the year in August, and hit a record high in New Zealand. Read more

September 27
Performance from Minzu University of China highlighted the Chinese Language Week

Performance from Minzu University of China highlighted the Chinese Language Week

Art troupe from MUC had their first show in Auckland's Raye Freedman Arts Centre on 24th September, which has been a highlight of this year's New Zealand Chinese Language Week. Read more

September 27

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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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    The University of Auckland
    Fudan University