Confucius Institutes Worldwide

Currently there are over 480 Confucius Institutes operating on 6 continents around the world, 5 are located in California (San Francisco State University, San Diego State University, UC DavisStanford University and UCLA).  The majority of Confucius Institutes are based on a university campus, a notable US exception is the Confucius Institute located in the Chicago Public Schools.  The programs offered by each CI are unique and intended to meet the educational goals of the university and align with the interests / resources of its local community.  Each Confucius Institute has a designated partner university in China which, depending on the nature of the  CI's programs, is available to provide additional resources and expertise.    The partner university for UCLA's Confucius Institute is Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of China's most distinguished educational institutions and a long-time educational partner of UCLA.  The Confucius Institute initiative was launched by Hanban / Confucius Institute Headquarters, a Beijing-based organization affiliated with China's Ministry of Education.    The 2006 Agreement for [the] Establishment of a Confucius Institute signed with Hanban outlines the nature of UCLA's Confucius Institute program.   This agreement was extended in 2012.