Confucius Institute

2015 office staff
2015 Office Staff


Welcome! Purpose:

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Confucius Institute is a non-profit public institute with a mission of promoting and teaching Chinese language and culture in Lincoln and the state of Nebraska. The UNL Confucius Institute was established and dedicated in 2007 as the 20th Confucius Institute in the United States. More than 350 Confucius Institutes have been established world-wide by the Office of Chinese Language Council International, known as Hanban, a part of the Chinese Ministry of Education. Hanban aims to promote friendly relationships with other countries; enhance understanding of Chinese language and culture among world Chinese learners; and provide a good environment for learning.

Chinese Culture Workshop for Nebraska Educators

In April, Confucius Institute instructors and staff will host a two-day workshop for high school administrators and social studies teachers to learn about Chinese history and culture.  Past years include lectures on Chinese history and culture and demonstrations on paper-cutting, Chinese calligraphy, and a tea ceremony.  Participants also have enjoyed the experience of sampling a wide variety of Chinese dishes.  Teachers also have the opportunity to ask questions of the instructors and staff about aspects of Chinese life. This will be the third year for the UNL Confucius Institute to provide this culture experiencing and learning workshop to Nebraska educators.


2015 Nebraska Officials' and Educators' China Culture Tour

UNL Confucius Institute will lead a group of Nebraska educational administrators and government representatives on a Chinese language and culture tour in China June 7-20, 2015. This tour is sponsored by a Chinese Bridge Fund from Hanban (The Office of Chinese Language Council International), a branch of Chinese Ministry of Education; Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), and UNL Confucius Institute. Participants will visit schools and cultural sites in Xi'an and Beijing; engage in discussions with officials, principals and school teachers; and attend seminars in Chinese language, history and culture. This will be the 8th China trip organized by the UNL Confucius Institute. Over 80 delegates have participated in this program over the past 7 years.




                                                April 2015 Cooking Class

American High School Students Summer Bridge Camp in China

Confucius Institute will host up to 30 students from the Nebraska public schools on a Chinese Summer Bridge Camp to be held July 16-31, 2015.  The students will deepen their understanding of China and Chinese customs by participating in classes and other activities and visit many historical and cultural sites.  Up to 700 American students will travel to China to take part in this important summer camp.  Past participants have learned much from their trip and look forward to visiting China again and enhancing their knowledge of the country and its language, culture, and people. This program is sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters and UNL Confucius Institute.



A scholarship is available to obtain a
Master of Arts degree in Chinese Cultural Studies
from Xi'an Jiaotong University!
Receive an M.A. in Chinese Cultural Studies in a 1- or 2-year program. 
Courses range from Introduction to Chinese Society to Business Management in China to China's Laws and Legal System.
Xi'an Jiaotong University is one of China's oldest universities and
one of the best higher education institutions in all of China.
Download a flyer here for more details!

Study in Xi'an Jiaotong University!

A scholarship is available for students who want to study in China for one year at Xi'an Jiaotong University.

Students can choose different majors like Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy.

For more information, download this flyer!


The Institute operates in accordance with applicable local rules and regulations.

Confucius Institute
Confucius Institute

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln.


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