Confucius Institutes promote Chinese language and cultural exchange and are a co-operation between a Chinese and a foreign university, located at the campus of the foreign partner university and affiliated to the Confucius Institute Headquarters at the Office of Chinese Language Council International (hereafter Hanban) under the Ministry of Education of China.
Since the first Confucius Institute was launched in 2004, around 500 Confucius Institutes have been set-up world-wide. Some Confucius Institutes are specialised. This includes Copenhagen Business Confucius Institute.
Copenhagen Business Confucius Institute (CBCI) is a co-operation between Copenhagen Business School and Renmin University in Beijing. The objective of CBCI is to promote exchanges between Denmark and China within business culture and business language.
A Confucius Classroom is a Chinese language teaching program affiliated to a Confucius Institute and carried out at an independent school or educational institution. Today, there are around 1.000 Confucius Classrooms world-wide.
Presently, CBCI has established four Confucius Classrooms at Stenhus Kostskole and Gymnasium, Niels Steensens Gymnasium, Næstved Gymnasium and Tietgen Handelsgymnasium.
The overall objective of the Confucius Classrooms is to teach Chinese language to the students of the Confucius Classrooms and introduce China’s traditional culture.
Confucius Classrooms may apply for Confucius Institute Scholarships in accordance to its number of students. Likewise, Confucius Classrooms may apply to organise one annual summer or winter camp in China. Camp attendees should be students, officially registered in the Confucius Classroom. Confucius Classrooms may apply for sending its own Chinese language teachers to China to attend professional development training programs.