School of Arts

  • Welcome to the Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes

    We are running a range of events and activities from short courses in Mandarin and exhibitions about Chinese culture through to research projects and training in the area of publishing.

  •  About us

    Confucius Institutes (CIs) are non-profit collaborations, which aim to provide Chinese language and cultural teaching resources and services worldwide, support local Chinese teaching internationally, and facilitate cultural exchanges. There are 500 Confucius Institutes throughout the world, with 29 in the UK. On 19th September 2015, the Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes University was approved by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) in partnership with the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP) in China. Apart from the common aims, our CI uniquely concentrates on publishing - an area in which Oxford Brookes University enjoys an international reputation.

    FLTRP is the largest English language teaching publisher and university press in China, ranking 3rd in sales turnover among all the publishing houses in China. It publishes in 47 languages with the majority of its publications in English and an increasing number of works in Chinese.

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  • Director's Message

    In total there are nearly 500 Confucius Institutes throughout the world and they are non-profit collaborations established to promote Chinese language and culture. Here at Oxford Brookes we are running a range of events and activities from short courses in Mandarin and exhibitions about Chinese culture through to research projects and training in the area of publishing, the specialist focus of our Institute. This is the first Confucius Institute co-established by a university and a publishing company (Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press), and a key aim is to foster Sino-British co-operation in the creative industries.

    Publishing is an area in which Oxford Brookes, and the city of Oxford itself, has an enviable international reputation. The University is home to the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, one of the leading centres for publishing education in the world, which already has strong links in China, including a research co-operation with Peking University. We have many alumni in China working throughout the industry, including at our partner organization, the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

    Angus Phillips – Director of the Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes University
    Angus Phillips