CI-PITT was honored as 2015 Confucius Institute of the Year
CI-PITT was one of only 20 to receive this honor of the 500 institutes located in 134 countries, and has won more awards than any other CI worldwide. CI-PITT was previously honored as CI of the Year in 2008, 2010, and 2013.
This June, Madam Liu Yandong, Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China, visited the Confucius Institute at University of Pittsburgh, where she highly appreciated the institute's achievements in teaching and used the English expression "Only One" to describe its excellence.
Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh Confucius Institute (CI-PITT). CI-Pitt is a language and culture center dedicated to supporting the learning of Chinese language and culture for the greater public. CI-Pitt was founded in 2007 and was one of the first 25 Confucius Institute’s to be established worldwide. The Confucius Institute is a culture center developed and partially supported by the Confucius Institute Headquarters, Hanban.
CI-Pitt has one of the largest and most comprehensive Guest Teacher Programs in the United States and has hosted and trained over 144 guest scholars that served as Mandarin language teacher interns. Each semester CI-Pitt also offers Evening Chinese Program, Chinese Culture Corner, and short lessons on Chinese Culture.