Understand China: Short Film Festival

Our events programme introduces you to China's rich cultural heritage as well as its vibrant modern culture. A recent project of Online Short Video Festival is launching now!

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Learn Chinese in 2022

Sign up now for our next Chinese Evening Courses starting in September.

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Learn Chinese

Learning Chinese opens up your world, challenges your mind, and above all, it's fun! Explore our website for information on our range of courses and Chinese proficiency exams.

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Do business

Understand Chinese consumers and business practices through expert insight from guest speakers and academics. View business-related events, courses, and research.

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The Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds

We promote the understanding of Chinese language and culture in the UK, with a business focus on helping companies to communicate with Chinese customers more effectively.

New Features: BCI Vlogs

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The Fourth International Symposium on Chinese Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (ISOCTAL-4) was on 20-21 June 2022, hybrid online and in person on the campus of The University of Leeds. ISOCTAL is a bi-annual winter event and a high platform for frontline research in Chinese theoretical and applied linguistics, a promotion channel for global collaboration across disciplines and a network for future development and innovation. Our Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds sponsored the conference of this year.

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The BCI hosted an in-person event to celebrate Dragon Boat Festival on 31 May.  We had been very much looking...

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The BCI has been Highly Commended in the ‘Global Category’ at the 2020 Leeds Partnership Awards.  Giles Blackburne, Executive Director, and Professor Zhang Xiaofeng, Chinese Director, attended the award evening held on 9 May 2022 to celebrate those who have enriched the Leeds community by embodying the values of the Leeds Partnership this academic year. 

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The Business Confucius Institute (BCI) at the University of Leeds has won the Leeds University Business School Partnership Awards 2022...

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Emily Austin-Howell shares some thoughts on her year spent as an intern with the Business Confucius Institute team as the...

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On 27 April 2022, Leeds alumnus James Halstead MCIL CL delivered a lecture about the global language service providing (LSP)...

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Leeds alumna Nandini Venkata was joined by a panel of women living and working in Beijing at an online event...

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Jacopo Mazzanati lived in China for five years working in the world of professional football as a coach and as...

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