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Confucius Institute Closure

Summary

The William & Mary Confucius Institute (WMCI), which was founded in 2011, closed June 30, 2021, at the completion of the current agreement with the university.

Full Description

The William & Mary Confucius Institute (WMCI), which was founded in 2011, closed June 30, 2021, at the completion of the current agreement with the university. William & Mary will continue to explore and strengthen its independent collaborations with Beijing Normal University (BNU) and other universities in China in order to maintain robust language, cultural and research opportunities for our students, faculty and the wider Williamsburg community. 

By launching the new W&M-BNU Collaborative Partnership on July 1, 2021, we are bringing our academic partnerships with China in line with our approach to university relationships in other parts of the world.

Chinese language and cultural programming will continue to be offered through the university. All activities agreed upon by W&M and BNU, or with other W&M Chinese partner universities, will be organized directly between the universities involved. These programs will be organized like all of our other university-to-university agreements with Chinese and other foreign institutions.

To learn more about the new partnership, visit the website.