The Confucius-Institute at the University of Vienna welcomes all people interested in China

Nowadays, there are about 300 Confucius-Institutes all over the world, devoted to introducing the Chinese language and culture and promoting the dialogue and exchange between different societies and cultures.

The first Confucius-Institute in Austria was founded in September 2006 as a cooperation between the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), the Beijing Foreign Studies University and the University of Vienna.

With its expertise in the Chinese language teaching and holding more than 100 events, the Confucius Institute at the University of Vienna has become a meeting place and platform for many joint projects.

Chinese course programs, also for your individual needs

The Confucius Institute offers you an innovative and broad Chinese-course program, from the free taster courses to officially recognized tests for the assessment of Chinese language proficiency (HSK, YCT, BCT). 

Not only have the Chinese courses been offered to the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the National Defence Academy in Vienna by the Confucius Institute, but as more and more managers and executives come here and prepare themselves before they do business in China, a series of courses have been designed to meet their specific needs.

Events about ancient and modern China

Varieties of activities held by the Confucius Institute at the University of Vienna complement the cultural diversity of Vienna, whose topics range from ancient to present Chinese culture, concerning music, painting, culture, literature, film, architecture, customs and way of life, both the Han Chinese and other ethnic minorities included. 

In addition, the Confucius Institute holds lectures, symposiums and exhibitions on China’s politics, economy, law and international relationship, in some of which guest speakers and experts from china are invited to participate.

A series of workshops and courses are regularly offered as regards traditional Chinese culture, such as painting, calligraphy, traditional Chinese medicine and nutrition.