Mission Statement

The Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona’s mission is to support the Hanban’s strategic plan by combining local characteristics, innovative methods, and an integrative approach to enhance people’s understanding and appreciation of Chinese language and cultural heritages. We aim to provide comprehensive training to Chinese language and culture teachers in general and disciplinary-specific English and pedagogies. Our institute’s focus is on Chinese medicine, Chinese martial arts, Chinese music and Chinese performance arts in our education and outreach programs. CIUA will produce leaders who will in turn facilitate cultural and scientific exchanges between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.