About Us

A partner with Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters and Xiamen University, the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware is a university-wide institute in which interdisciplinary and global academic and cultural programs and initiatives are developed, with ample participation from a variety of colleges, departments, and other units throughout campus. It will advance several of UD’s most important goals including expanding UD’s international reach and amplifying its impact, strengthening global partnerships, and developing collaborative initiatives in international and transnational issues.



The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware strives to promote Chinese language and culture to the general public and facilitate cross-cultural understandings, promote international educational opportunities and improve academic collaboration in the Delmarva regions through initiating and organizing a wide array of language and cultural activities, sponsoring academic and scholarly exchange programs, as well as providing information and consultative services in China’s education, culture, business, and so forth.



On April 16, 2009, the University of Delaware and Xiamen University of Xiamen, China, signed the Executive Agreement on Building the Confucius Institute at UD.

On March 30, 2010, Hanban and the University of Delaware signed the Agreement on Building the Confucius Institute.

On October 19, 2010, the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware was officially launched.


Xiamen University President Zhu Chongshi and UD President Patrick Harker unveil the plaque for the new Confucius Institute at UD, focusing on Chinese language and culture.


The UDCI is located in the main campus at the University of Delaware. Our address is 121 E. Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711

特拉华大学孔子学院位于特拉华大学主校区。我们的地址是:121 E. Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711.

A recent production of the CI’s past and now:

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