About the Institute

The UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland was established in 2006 and officially opened by Mr Zeng Peiyan, then Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China. The Institute is a joint venture between UCD and Renmin University of China, a Model Confucius Institute in the world and located within the UCD Belfield campus.


The mission of the Institute is to work with the Irish government, businesses and academia to develop stronger educational, cultural and commercial links between Ireland and China.