The Confucius Institutes are non-profit public institutions co-established by foreign institutes of education and Hanban with the support of Chinese partner schools, which aim to promote Chinese language and culture in foreign countries which were launched by Chinese Central Government in 2004. They have provided scope for people all over the world to learn about Chinese language and culture. In addition they have become a platform for cultural exchanges between China and the world as well as a bridge reinforcing friendship and cooperation between China and the rest of the world and are much welcomed across the globe. Currently, 475 Confucius Institutes have been established in 126 countries and regions. Besides, 851 Confucius Classrooms have been opened worldwide.
Xidian University co-established a Confucius Institute with University of Paderborn, Germany, which was inaugurated on June 16, 2015.
Confucius Institute at University of Paderborn