Confucius Institutes are non-profit public educational institutions that aim to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching internationally, and facilitate cultural exchanges. Worldwide there are currently more than five hundred Confucius Institutes and more than a thousand Confucius classrooms.
The Confucius Institute at Comenius University in Bratislava was set up in September 2015 under the Agreement between Confucius Institute Headquarters of China and Comenius University of Slovakia on the Establishment of Confucius Institute signed on 2 September 2014 by Prof. RNDr. Karol Mičieta, PhD., the Rector of Comenius University, and Ms. Xu Lin, Chief Executive of Confucius Institute Headquarters and Director-General of Hanban (Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language) affiliated with the Ministry of Education of China. The Institute was formally opened on 12 October 2015 in collaboration with our Chinese academic partner the Shanghai University of International Business and Economy (SUIBE) as a 150th institution of its kind in Europe and as one of nearly four hundred fifty Confucius institutes worldwide.