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The mission of the University at Buffalo Confucius Institute (UBCI) is to support education and research about Chinese language and culture at the University at Buffalo and throughout Western New York.

UBCI plays three major roles at UB and in the community:

  1. To help Western NY schools and the University at Buffalo develop and strengthen Chinese language programs
  2. To foster a better understanding of Chinese cultural traditions and contemporary China at UB and in the community through language classes, cultural programs and exchange activities
  3. To develop and support China-related academic research and artistic production at UB