Celebrating Ten Years

In 2021, the Confucius Institute celebrates ten years of operation.

Confucius Institute was set up at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington on 24 March 2011 under Dr Luo Hui as Director and Dr Chen Ben, Deputy Director from our partner, Xiamen University.

Its opening was celebrated by a concert featuring the New Forbidden City Orchestra, a traditional chamber music ensemble from Beijing, the first of many high quality cultural events. Chinese teacher, Liu Yaru, from Hainan University arrived in October 2011 to set up language classes and teacher training workshops.

The agreement for the Institute was signed and launched in June 2010 in the presence of President Xi Jinping (then Vice-President).

You can read more about the work and achievements of the Institute in its anniversary book.