Confucius Institute

Established in October 2006, the Confucius Institute at Bryant University (CIBU) was the first China-funded institute in Southern New England dedicated to the promotion of Chinese language and culture.

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A joint project between Bryant University and the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), the Institute offers resources to benefit students, educators, individuals, and businesses in Rhode Island and the local region.

Named after the revered Chinese thinker, educator, and philosopher, the Confucius Institute is managed by the U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University in collaboration with the China University of Geosciences at Wuhan.

The Director of the Confucius Institute is Bryant University Professor Hong Yang, Ph.D. He is a noted expert in environmental science and a public intellectual scholar selected by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

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K-12 Chinese Programs

We offer a variety of Chinese language and culture programs and events to students, teachers, and the local community.

K-12 Chinese Programs

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Cultural Programs

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Cultural Programs

The Confucius Institute at Bryant University holds a variety of cultural programs to introduce and increase the awareness of Chinese tradition.

Chinese Test Services

Bryant University is the test center authorized by China’s Ministry of Education to administer the computer-based Chinese proficiency tests, Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK), and Youth Chinese Test (YCT).

Chinese Test Services

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Community Outreach

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Community Outreach

The Confucius Institute Library houses thousands of volumes of books about various subjects including Chinese history and culture serves as a valuable resource for the Bryant community. Also the Dragon Dance Team, a student performing arts group, has publicly performed numerous times.