The Nottingham Confucius Institute



The driving force in China for the development of the network of Confucius Institutes is The Office of Chinese Language Council International, known as Hanban.

Hanban supports each Institute in delivery of its objectives through the provision of both financial and physical resources such as library materials and language learning assets.

Hanban also arranges secondments for Chinese language teachers to Confucius Institutes around the world. The seconded staff at the Nottingham Confucius Institute are from one of the most prestigious universities in China - Fudan University.


Fudan University

Established in 1905, Fudan University is located in Shanghai, the most dynamic metropolis in China. It is placed in the top three universities in China. Its name "Fudan" was taken from a famous line in the Confucian Classics: "Itinerant as the twilight, sun glows and moon luminesces".

The main goal of Fudan University is to cultivate more and more all-round talents for modern China. With over 45,000 students, Fudan is a comprehensive university highly ranked in physical and social sciences. The University's population of international students is also the second largest among its peers in China.

Fudan boasts a qualified faculty of more than 2,300 full-time teachers and researchers, including 1,350 professors and associate professors. The University also actively incubates high-tech industries and encourages them to turn knowledge into power. Fudan University is a member of the Universities 21 and Association of Pacific Rim Universities networks.





Nottingham Confucius Institute

Room A23, CI Library
Si Yuan Building
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

telephone: +44 (0)115 748 4502
fax: +44 (0)115 846 6324