Brock and CI winding up operations

The Confucius Institute (CI) will be concluding its operations out of Brock University when the current operating agreement expires in May.

The CI was first established through a 2010 agreement through Brock’s longstanding academic partnership with Minjiang University in China, and has operated for two five-year terms.

Based out of an office in Brock’s International Centre, the CI is primarily a provider of Chinese language instruction for participants from across Ontario, including providing certification for Chinese-language instructors.

It has also organized Chinese cultural activities, hosting a variety of events in Niagara communities and participating in area festivals.

As part of the cultural relationship, the CI is not attached to any academic Faculty at Brock, does not offer credit courses for degrees, and has no link to University curriculum or hiring.

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