UK Confucius Institutes

The Confucius Institute Network UK (CINUK) was set up in 2006 as a forum for all UK-based CIs to exchange ideas and experiences, discuss matters of common concern and to collaborate in joint projects.

The CINUK aims to:

  • Provide a platform to exchange information, views and experiences in the running of their operations.
  • Discuss how to make the best use of the limited resources available.
  • Initiate activities of common interest such as organising conferences on Chinese language and culture teaching and learning.
  • Explore ways in which CIs can collaborate with each other as well as with other agencies such as British Council and extend the network further.

In addition to CINIK, the Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester has been instrumental in establishing a North West consortium of Confucius Institutes; a working group of institutes in the region comprising Manchester, UCLAN, Liverpool and Sheffield that aims to share resources and support the development of Chinese language and culture in the North West.