About us

The Groningen Confucius Institute (GCI, 格罗宁根孔子学院)is a partnership between the Communication University of China (中国传媒大学 Zhōngguó Chuánméi Dàxué) and the Groningen Confucius Institute Foundation, which consists of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, the University of Groningen and the city of Groningen. GCI is part of a wide network of Confucius institutes all over the world and is supported by Hanban (汉办)China. Our goal is to strengthen mutual ties between China and the Netherlands and north-western Germany. By combining our strengths and knowledge at GCI, we offer services in the areas of language (Chinese courses, HSK Tests and English/Dutch-Chinese translations), culture (cultural courses, tailor-made training and cultural events) as well as business (business training, networking activities and consultancy).

Goals and activities

To achieve our goals we are active in three areas: language (education), culture and business. 

In language we offer high quality courses and with these courses we would like to make the Chinese language accessible to everyone. GCI also contributes to the development of Chinese as a school subject. 

In culture we organize unique activities, such as festivals, exhibitions and workshops which will bring the Chinese culture closer to you. GCI is a reliable partner for answering all your questions about doing business in China. GCI has the network and the expertise to facilitate contact with Chinese business partners.

Groningen Confucius Institute
Correspondence address:
Oude Boteringestraat 44
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands

Visiting address:
Oude Boteringestraat 42
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands

tel. +31 (0)50 - 36 34 688