New edition of Business Chinese 2023

Starting from October 2023, the Confucius Institute of the University of Bologna starts again with the course of Business Chinese: a course of commercial Chinese, dedicated to those who have already acquired a good knowledge of the Chinese language (HSK4 level for Intermediate course and HSK5 for Advanced course) and, for work and/or business needs, need a practical cutting course mainly focused on the commercial sector. The course aims to deepen the communication skills in the Chinese language in the business environment: students will acquire a specialized and updated vocabulary, learn useful and widespread expressions in business activities, through dialogues that follow authentic situations, typical of everyday working life. The course will also provide students with adequate preparation for cultural aspects and customs relevant to business/business.

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HSK Exams in presence

We inform you that you can now enroll for the HSK Exam in presence that will be held on December 2nd 2023.

All the information are available on the page dedicated to proficiency tests.

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New Chinese Language Courses 2023: China has never been so close!

This semester the Confucius Institute of the University of Bologna is back in presence! To give everyone the opportunity to follow our language courses, we offer courses both in presence and online.
Our educational offer has been renewed to offer you a complete learning experience, to be enjoyed in the classroom in contact with our teachers, or from the comfort of your home. All the detailed information about the individual courses are available on the dedicated page. Choose the course that best suits you!

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  • 牡丹亭 - Peony Pavilion

  • Our 春节 - Chinese New Year Celebrations

  • Our Open Day

  • Yu Hua in Bologna on his 2018 Literary Tour

  • Sichuan Opera, European Tour 2017

  • Our stand at the Bologna's Children Book Fair

  • Opening ceremony for the foundation of the Confucius Institute at the University of Bologna


Confucius Institutes perform 10 years

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International Summer School Renmin University 2022

The Confucius Institute of the University of Bologna informs all the students about the Summer School "International Summer School-Renmin University of China", that will last 3 weeks in the summer period (July 2022), with its partner university, the People's University (中国人民大学 - Renmin University of China) of Beijing.

Since its first edition in 2009, the Renmin University of China (RUC) International Summer School has been an important initiative to promote the internationalisation of talent cultivation. The RUC International Summer School is committed to offering students multicultural and multidisciplinary learning, promoting dialogue between students from different countries and cultures, and cultivating their international perspective and intercultural communication skills.

The Summer School includes Chinese language classes as well as courses in other subjects and disciplines, and participation in activities focusing on different aspects of Chinese culture.

This year, the International Summer School will be held online from 11 to 29 of July, with the following schedules: 8:00-11:30 am or 2:00-5:30 pm or 6:00-9:30 pm (GMT+8) with one class every other day. Students are welcome to attend this new online edition of the RUC International Summer School 2022!

Application period: from 25 March to 15 May 2022.

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Silk Road School - Master of Contemporary Chinese Studies

Applications to participate in the Master of Contemporary Chinese Studies (MCCS) starting in September 2022 at the Silk Road School in Suzhou are now open.
Find out about the programme and how to participate.

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