The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Confucius Institute was established in 2007 as the 20th Confucius Institute in the United States. Working in partnership with Xi’an Jiaotong University, the Confucius Institute is a non-profit, public institute with a mission of promoting and teaching Chinese language and culture in Lincoln and the state of Nebraska.
More than 350 Confucius Institutes have been established worldwide by the Office of Chinese Language Council International, or Hanban. Hanban is a part of the Chinese Ministry of Education, and aims to promote friendly relationships with other countries; enhance understanding of Chinese language and culture among world Chinese learners; and provide a good environment for learning. As part of UNL’s Confucius Institute programming interested parties can attend Chinese cooking lessons, participate in classes to learn about Chinese language and culture, and attend informal Chinese language events. To learn more about the Confucius Institute visit their website directly at confuciusinstitute.unl.edu, or contact Dr. Charles Wood, the Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.