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Our mission is to share Chinese language and culture with the MU and Columbia communities. Our program focuses on teaching Chinese classes, celebrating Chinese culture through community events and researching the impact of learning Chinese.

The MU Confucius Institute is one of about 500 institutes established around the world by Hanban, a subsidiary of the Chinese Ministry of Education. Their generous funding helps our program expand the knowledge of Chinese language and culture.

Our Confucius Institute is a partnership between the University of Missouri and Shanghai Normal University. Each year, we host visiting professors and volunteer teachers from SHNU who help us carry out our mission. We are deeply appreciative of their excellent service.

Partnership agreements