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.

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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Chinese proficiency tests widely welcomed by NZ learners

Chinese proficiency tests widely welcomed by NZ learners

​The Chinese Language Tests (HSK, YCT) are welcomed by more and more Chinese learners in New Zealand. The number of exam participants has increased annually. Read more

November 20
Guest speakers from Fudan University on BRI and New Zealand

Guest speakers from Fudan University on BRI and New Zealand

The Confucius Institute in Auckland​​he and the New Zealand China Council jointly hosted a Belt and Road Forum in Auckland on 26 October 2017. Read more

October 31
CI Auckland hosted Joint Conference of Oceanian Confucius Institutes

CI Auckland hosted Joint Conference of Oceanian Confucius Institutes

Directors from eighteen Confucius Institutes in Australia, Fiji and New Zealand visited Auckland on 27th October for the annual Joint Conference of Oceanian Confucius Institutes. The delegates also include representatives from our foundational partners, Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters and Fudan University. Read more

October 31

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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).
  • HANBAN/Confucius Institute Headquarters
    The University of Auckland
    Fudan University