Our partners

The Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban)

The Office of Chinese Language Council International, also the Confucius Institute Headquarters, is known as Hanban (汉办). Hanban is a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education and responsible for developing resources for teaching Chinese language and culture worldwide.

Hanban issues the Chinese proficiency exams that we offer at our test centre; provides funding for China camps; and runs the international Chinese Bridge competition that we take part in every year. Hanban also provides scholarships for study in China – students learning Chinese with us or at the University of Leeds will need a recommendation from us for the application.

University of International Business and Economics (UIBE)

Our partner university is the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), located in Beijing.  Established in 1951, UIBE is home to a huge international population of more than 3000 students from over 120 different countries. The university offers nearly 40 different majors to overseas students, more than 10 of which are taught entirely in English. UIBE specialises in subjects such as economics, business management, international law and foreign (business) languages.

Our China camps are run in partnership with UIBE.

Leeds University Business School

We are part of Leeds University Business School, and use the world-class facilities for our events and courses.

Confucius Institutes in the UK specialising in business and commerce are rare, so we are extremely proud that Leeds University Business School hosts the Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds. Its purpose is to make connections with China through research, programmes and partnerships, which is supported by its world-renowned academic reputation. The ground breaking work of the Institute supports our overarching goal of being a truly global business school.

Peter Moizer, Dean, Leeds University Business School