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Lancaster University Confucius Institute

Lancaster University Confucius Institute officially opened on 20 December 2011. Its aims include to:

  1. offer credit-bearing Mandarin language and culture classes to students;
  2. offer language and culture courses to local schools, communities and businesses;
  3. support enterprise in the North West region through the themes of China, innovation and sustainable development. Both Lancaster University and our partner University in China, South China University of Technology, have significant expertise in these areas.



Forthcoming Events

3 November 2016, 18.00-19.30
Confucius Institute 5th Annual Lecture
“China and Africa: An Evolving Relationship in a Complex Globalized World” by Dr. Frannie Léautier

Tuesday 18 October to 21 March
Chinese films
Lancaster University Confucius Institute is offering a set of 10 Chinese film screenings on campus almost every fortnight from Tuesday 18th November to 21st March (breaking for Christmas).


Weekly Classes/Activities

Mandarin Chinese Language Classes
Mandarin Chinese Language Classes for staff, students and the local community.

Chinese café
It is a warm and free drop-in place for you to practice Mandarin with native speakers. All native speakers and students of Chinese welcome, no need to book.

Tai chi
Tai Chi is an Chinese martial art practiced for both its health benefits and defence training which has its roots in Taoism. It combines profound principles, theories and martial art techniques.

Wushu (Kongfu) 
Wushu, or Kongfu, was a  system of codified practices and traditions of training for combat. Today, it is done for various reasons including combat skills, fitness, self-defense, sport, self-cultivation (meditation), mental discipline, character development and building self-confidence.