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Confucius Institute at the University of Zagreb

Confucius Institute at the University of Zagreb is a university educational center established to promote Chinese language and culture and to strengthen economic ties between the Republic of Croatia and the People’s Republic of China. Establishment of Confucius Institute at the University of Zagreb, Croatia has made an important step in strengthening cultural and educational cooperation with the PRC, and Zagreb joined the regional group of institutes together with Ljubljana, Vienna and Budapest.

Selecting the Shanghai Institute for International Trade as a partner and the incorporation of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce in the Academic and Expert Council, the Institute has clearly positioned itself as one of the top five European business institutes together with those in London, Copenhagen, Ljubljana and Athens. Shanghai Institute for International Trade, National Bureau for the promotion of Chinese language of the People’s Republic of China (Hanban), the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the City of Zagreb, as strategic partners of the Institute, will work together to familiarize the general public of Croatia with Chinese language and culture, educating and informing the Croatian and Chinese business community about ways and opportunities of doing business in China and Croatia, as well as to further improve relations between the two countries.

Mission: To strengthen educational cooperation between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Croatia,together with the promotion of Chinese language and culture, as well as encouraging business partnerships between the two countries.

The main tasks of the Institute:

  • • familiarizing the general Croatian public with Chinese language and culture,
  • • teaching Chinese language in elementary and secondary schools, in higher education and as a part of lifelong learning,
  • • educating and informing the Croatian business community about the ways and opportunities of doing business with the People’s Republic of China,
  • • educating and informing the Chinese business community about the ways and opportunities of doing business with the Republic of Croatia,
  • • assisting in the establishment of an independent, full university curriculum of the study of Sinology at the University of Zagreb,
  • • educating the Chinese citizens, who live in the Republic of Croatian, about Croatian language, culture, economic, political and legal system,
  • • participating actively in the network of Confucius institutes at the international level.

Our vision for the Institute:
To become the primary source of knowledge about China in the Republic of Croatia together with the Department of Sinology at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities in Zagreb.