Building upon over 50 years of Chinese teaching at the University of Leeds, the Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds promotes Chinese language and culture with a business focus, helping UK companies and organisations to understand and communicate with Chinese customers more effectively.
The BCI is part of a worldwide network of Confucius Institutes overseen by the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban). Each Confucius Institute is a partnership between a university in China and a university in another part of the world. Our institute, one of only five business-focused Confucius Institutes in Europe, is a collaboration between the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. Find out more about our partners.