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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

6th May 2017
Dragon Boat Race
Lancaster University Confucius Institute will be sending a team to compete in an Annual Dragon Boat Race this 6th May. Register to be part of the rowing team by 24th March by emailing


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.