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Contact & Location


Confucius Institute

Physical Address:
University of Idaho
Admin. Bldg. 328
851 Campus Drive
Moscow, Idaho 83844
Phone: (208) 885-7110
Fax: (208) 885-5221

Mailing Address:
Confucius Institute
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3174
Moscow, ID 83844-3174

Dr. Hexian Xue, Co-Director
South China University of Technology
(208) 885-7135

Dr. Matthew Wappett, Co-Director
University of Idaho
(208) 885-2214

Missions and Goals

The University of Idaho Confucius Institute's mission is to further the understanding of Chinese language and culture, to encourage faculty and student exchange, and to foster economic development between the United States and China. In this endeavor, the university is partnering with the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou, China.

The establishment of University of Idaho Confucius Institute (UICI) is part of the university strategy to reinforce its role as a leading research and teaching center in the world. Working with the University’s existing network of partners in the education, business and third sectors, the Confucius Institute will be a focus for promoting greater appreciation and understanding of Chinese culture and in supporting the increasing collaboration between Idaho and China. It aims to become a best possible Chinese teaching and learning center in the Northwest of the U.S. & a most distinctive CI in the world. UICI aims to achieve sustainable integration of Chinese language, culture and engagement into campus and regional community life.