Confucius Institute

About the Confucius Institute at CSU


The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) was established in August 2008, supported by  the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban or 汉办 ), a nonprofit, non-governmental organization in China. The Confucius Institute introduces to CSU students, K-12 school students in Northeast Ohio, and members of the local community Chinese language and culture, and assists the students and community members better understand Chinese culture and China. In addition, it also serves as a bridge to connect Cleveland State University and local community to related Chinese institutions and organizations for academic and cultural exchange.

CSU’s academic partner to further the CI's mission is the Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB or 首都经贸大学), based in Beijing, China. The partnership between the CI, CUEB, and CSU exists to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation between China and the United States. CUEB provides trained personnel to assist the Confucius Institute at CSU achieve its core mission.

By the supports from CSU, sponsor and donors, the Confucius Institute at CSU makes resources and services available to the public and promotes cross-cultural interactions and communication throughout the state of Ohio. Through Chinese language and cultural courses, conferences, and cultural events, the Confucius Institute at CSU provides a variety of opportunities for CSU students, Northeast Ohio K-12 school students, and local residents to learn the Chinese language and experience the Chinese culture both abroad and around the Cleveland area.