ABOUT THE UJ CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE
The University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute (UJCI) is one of five Confucius Institutes in South Africa, and one of several hundred Confucius Institutes at universities and other educational institutions around the world. Like its sister institutions, its mission is to promote the study of Chinese and an interest in Chinese culture. To this end, it offers Mandarin courses for university staff and students, members of other organisations as well as members of the public, administers international proficiency tests in Chinese, and organises events and exchanges aimed at promoting an understanding of Chinese language and culture. The UJCI is a partnership between the University of Johannesburg, the Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing, and a Chinese partner university, Nanjing Tech University. Its Co-Directors are Dr David Monyae of UJ and Prof Peng Yi of the NTU.
Chinese Minister visits UJ and the UJCI
On Friday 14 September 2018, China’s Vice Minister of Science and Technology, Professor Xu Nanping, visited the University of Johannesburg, where he was welcomed by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Tshilidzi Marwala, as well as other UJ representatives. He also visited the UJCI. Read more
COURSES AND REGISTRATION
Second Semester 2018
We are proud to announce that our Basic Mandarin and Intermediate Mandarin Courses (including Business Mandarin and Tourism Mandarin) have been accredited by the University of Johannesburg. We are currently accepting applications for these courses as well as HSK Mandarin 1-4 and our Chinese Martial Arts and Culture courses for the second semester of 2018. Applications for registration are open until 31 July 2018.
For more information about our courses, click here.
For a comprehensive guide to course registration, click here.
To download the weekly timetable for the second semester in 2018, click here.
For enquiries, please contact Ms Smangele Zwane at email@example.com or 011 559 7503.
Public Dialogue on SA economic policy since 1994
On Monday 23 July 2018, the UJCI, in collaboration with the Concerned Africans Forum and the UJ Library, hosted a Public Dialogue entitled ‘Progressive or Neo-Liberal?: South African Policy Economic Policy Since 1994’. The event was chaired by Prof Mongane Wally Serote. The speakers were Dr Essop Pahad, former Minister in the South African Presidency, and Alec Erwin, former Minister of Trade and Industry. Read more
UJCI Africa-China Occasional Paper No 3
The Relevance of Ubuntu for African Development and International Relations in the Global Future: Comments on Muxe Nkondo. Professor Peter O Ndege. September 2017. Read more
UJCI Africa-China Occasional Paper No 2
Ubuntu as Public Policy: Challenges and Opportunities. Professor Muxe Nkondo. July 2017. Read more
UJCI Africa-China Occasional Paper No 1
China's Soft-Power Status (via UN Peacekeeping) and its Implications for the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA). Martin R. Rupiya. Read more
Africa-China Policy Brief
Regional Industrialisation in Southern Africa: The Role of African-Sino Partnerships. Based on a policy research seminar held by the UJCI and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Southern Africa Office, in collaboration with Oxfam International’s Africa-China Dialogue Platform (ACDP). Read more
COURSES AND PROGRAMMES
Why study Mandarin ?
Given South Africa's burgeoning ties with China, there is a growing need for South Africans to learn to speak, read and write Mandarin. Read more
Advanced students in Mandarin at the UJCI are eligible for bursaries enabling them to further their studies in China. Read more
Policy Research Seminar
On 20-21 April 2017, the UJCI and UNECA, in collaboration with Oxfam International’s Africa-China Dialogue Platform (ACDP), hosted a policy research seminar on ‘Prospects for SADC Regional Integration Through Industrialisation and the Role of China’. Read more
On Tuesday 18 April, the UJCI and the Chair of Industrial Development at UJ, in partnership with the UJ Library, hosted a Public Dialogue on ‘The Role of China in SADC’s Regional Integration through Industrialisation’. Read more
Wushu Club member shines
ON 24 July, a member of the UJCI Wushu Club, Baimei (Megan Cruickshank), came second in Taolu Nanquan and second in short weapons in the 6th African Wushu Championship held in Benin. Athletes from 11 African countries competed. Read more