As a non-profit educational institution the Confucius Institute (CI) follows a long tradition of teaching and research in the field of Chinese Studies and sinology at the Department of East Asian Studies of the Faculty of Arts at the Comenius University. Although set up at university, its activities are aimed at both students and the general public. Its mission is to provide insightful knowledge of Chinese language and culture by means of training courses and a varied spectrum of events and activities as well as promote eductional and cultural exchange and cooperation between China and Slovakia.