The Confucius Institute at UNC Charlotte concluded its work on Dec. 31, 2020, transitioning its activities to the Department of Languages and Culture Studies and the Office of International Programs. The Confucius Institute has been an academic and cultural collaborative between UNC Charlotte, and Shanxi University in China, with support from Confucius Institute Headquarters.
With these changes, Chinese language and culture programs will continue to play an important role at the University and within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS.)
“In the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and at UNC Charlotte, one of our primary missions is to provide our students with opportunities that enable them to thrive as thoughtful, engaged citizens in a world characterized by diversity and change,” said CLAS Dean Nancy A. Gutierrez. “We also embrace our significant responsibility to engage with our local and global communities, particularly through ideas and people. The Confucius Institute at UNC Charlotte has contributed substantially to these goals over the past three years.”
Accomplishments on which the College and University will build include expanded relationships within the Charlotte Chinese-American community, enhanced cultural and language offerings for UNC Charlotte students and the community, and a deepened partnership with Chinese universities, especially Shanxi University to the benefit of educators, students, and others.
Through its long-standing commitment to global understanding, UNC Charlotte students and the community will find continued meaningful opportunities to participate in diverse language and cultural experiences to broaden knowledge and expand ideas.