Confucius Institute at The University of Toledo
Our Mission Statement…
Confucius Institute at The University of Toledo is committed to serving the region of Northwest Ohio by providing education in Chinese language and culture, developing and enhancing China-related scholarly research and discovery, offering academic programs, sponsoring educational and training programs that support business outreach and engagement, and providing opportunities for cultural exchanges between China and the United States of America.
About Confucius Institute…
Confucius Institutes are non-profit public institutions aligned with the Government of the People's Republic of China that aim to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching internationally, and facilitate cultural exchanges.
Confucius Institutes do not claim to be independent from their government and operate within established universities, colleges, and secondary schools around the world, providing funding, teachers and educational materials.
Confucius Institute Headquarters is located in Beijing, China. The program is overseen by the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), a non-profit organization affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. The institutes operate in co-operation with local affiliate colleges and universities around the world, and financing is shared between Hanban and the host institutions. The related Confucius Classroom Program partners with local secondary schools or school districts to provide teachers and instructional materials to students enrolled in Chinese language courses.
Confucius Institute at The University of Toledo (UTCI) was jointly founded by Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) and The University of Toledo (UT) in partnership with Yanshan University. It was ratified in October 2008 and officially opened in December 2009.
In our area, over the years we served the following schools: Central Catholic High School, Old Orchard Elementary, Sylvania Southview and Northview High Schools, Franciscan Academy, Genoa Area High School and St. John’s Jesuit High School and Academy, Toledo Public Schools (TPS).