Enhancing knowledge of Chinese language and culture
The vision at the Confucius Institute in Auckland is to continue the longstanding tradition of friendship, respect and cooperation between China and New Zealand.
Confucius Institute in Auckland unveiled by PM Helen Clark, and Zhao Guocheng, Deputy Director-General of Hanban, Prof. Gui Yonghao, Vice-President of Fudan, and Mr Zhang Yuanyuan, Chinese Ambassador to NZ in 2007.
Global Model CI unveiled by Mme Xu Erwen, President Xu Ningsheng, Chancellor Scott St John and Deputy VC Jenny Dixon in 2018.
Our work is to enhance knowledge of Chinese language and culture in New Zealand and to extend New Zealanders’ engagement with China through various programmes and collaborations with partners in New Zealand, within Oceania and further abroad.
We work closely with schools, provide Chinese language and culture courses, offer scholarships, work with business and support community events such as the Lantern Festival and other Chinese festivities as part of our outreach.
We aim to continue to set new strategic goals, refine our programmes, innovate in our thinking and evolve as we take on our role as the model Confucius Institute in the Oceania region. With a committed team, a supportive board and a growing network of partners, we look forward to building greater understanding and ties between New Zealand and China.
Mutual Respect and Understanding
Kia ora, Nĭ hăo, 你好!
The Confucius Institute 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 its communities.