Global Engagement

Confucius Institutes & Class

By far, LZU has jointly established 2 Confucius Institutes and 1 Confucius Class respectively with Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies in Uzbekistan, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Kazakhstan, and Tbilisi Open University in Georgia.

The Confucius Institute of Tashkent was launched on May 7, 2005 as the first Confucius Institute in Central Asia. It is also one of the earliest Confucius Institutes founded overseas.

The Confucius Institute at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University was founded upon its predecessor, the Chinese Language Center jointly built by?LZU in April 2002. It was then renamed in March, 2007 with approval from the Chinese Language Council and inaugurated on February 23, 2009.

The Confucius Class at Tbilisi Open University was founded upon its predecessor, the Chinese Teaching Center. In September, 2013, Tbilisi Open University offered Chinse classes for the first time and incorporated it into the compulsory classes for students in 2014. The Confucius Class at Tbilisi Open University was inaugurated on November, 16, 2017.