Call for applications for one-month Chinese course

The Ivory Tower

The Director of the Confucius Institute at Makerere University invites applications for a one-month course in Chinese language. The course will be taught four hours a week at a subsidised fee of UGX40,000. For details on the course, please contact Prof. Oswald Ndoleriire – email: – phone contacts: +256414530106, +256756422005, +256772419001

In March this year, Makerere University in conjunction with the Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing and the University of Xiangtan in Hunan Province, China signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a Confucius Institute. The Confucius Institute will offer credit courses in Chinese to Makerere University students, and short courses to staff and the general public who are interested in learning Chinese for all purposes. It will also be a centre for promoting cultural and business ties between the people of Uganda and China, and will thus have a component of a vibrant cultural centre. The Institute will open many opportunities for staff, students and the general public who wish to pursue further studies, research and business opportunities in China.

Confucius Institutes are non-profit public institutions aligned with the Government of the People's Republic of China that aim to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching internationally, and facilitate cultural exchanges. Confucius Institute headquarters are located in Beijing, and the program is overseen by the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), a non-profit organization affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China and the United Front Work Department. The institutes operate in co-operation with local affiliate colleges and universities around the world, and financing is shared between Hanban and the host institutions.




Written by