Die vornehme Dame Kuo-kuo und ihre Schwestern reiten aus, Li Gonglin (1049-1106)

Beauties on an Outing, Li Gonglin (1049-1106)

丽人行, 北宋李公麟 (1049-1106)

Weintöpfe in Shaoxing in der Provinz Zhejiang, darin fermentiert «Shaoxing-Reiswein»

Wine pots with Shaoxing wine in Shaoxing, Province Zhejiang


Huangshan, den Gelben Bergen, aufgenommen, Provinz Anhui

Huangshan, the Yellow Mountain in Province Anhui


Dorf Zhuge in der Provinz Zhejiang

Zhuge Village in Province Zhejiang


Jiayuguan, ein altes Festung im Westen der Provinz Gansu

Jiayuguan, an old fort in the west of Gansu Province


Chinesische Mauer etwa 150 km von Beijing entfernt

Great Wall,located about 150 kilometers from Beijing



Chinese language and culture lessons
Are you planning a course for Chinese language or culture in your school? We are happy to provide professional advice for all levels as well as our comprehensive library resources free of charge. Also, we will gladly establish contacts to experienced teaching staff.

Headmasters visit China
We invite schools interested in a student exchange program, and schools interested in the educational situation of Chinese primary or middle schools to take part in our project “Headmasters Visit China”. CIUB sponsors and organizes a customized trip to a school including cultural activities for all participants.

Project weeks
Would you like to organize a project week with China for your class or the whole school? Our experts are happy to assist in developing a customized solution.

Projects around China
Are you interested in organizing student exchange programs or school partnerships with China, or summer camps? Let us support you with our resources and our large network.

Contact: info-ciub@unibas.ch.


Current projects

Chinese-Week at Kirschgarten Grammar School, Basel


This is an offer for students of normal pace classes at Kirschgarten highschool. During a one week course at the Confucius Institute, they will not only have the opportunity to learn about Chinese language, culture and history, but also about modern China. Under the guidance of our institute’s experts, the students can practice Chinese calligraphy as well. The problems and challenges of modern China will also be addressed. For this purpose, China expert Prof. Dr. Ralph Weber, assistant professor at the Institute for Global European Studies in Basel, will hold a lecture. Not only will the students be able to benefit from current expert opinions about China, but they will also be invited to directly participate and ask their own questions.

In the following stay in China, the students will live on the campus of one the most prestigious Chinese universities (ECNU) and get an insight into the lessons of a high school in Shanghai. In addition, they will explore the main attractions of the 23 million city that is Shanghai and get to know even more about Chinese culture, as well as Chinese food. A visit to a historical water city in the outskirts of Shanghai is also scheduled.

Principal Jürg Bauer’s words on his students‘ stay in Shanghai:

“Visiting Shanghai offers our about 16-year-old students the unique possibility to view into a culture that is as fascinating as it is different from our European one.

Especially the impressions gathered during their stay in a school in Shanghai are very valuable. In the same time, the project motivates our students to deal with the Chinese language, usually for the first time, making the memory of this experience last long after finishing school.”

Mother of a Student:

“I am sure that my son will remember this trip for a long time. It will be a highlight of his time in highschool.”

Mandy Schiele, teacher:

“The trip to Shanghai was not only a great experience for our student, but also for the teachers. The program equally balanced social, cultural and educational topics: Everyone was able to profit from this intercultural exchange. I am sure our students will keep this trip in good memory and I hope many more projects like this one will follow.”


Our program in Shanghai

Date 08:30-11:30 13:30-16:30 18:00-20:00
09.10. (Fri.) Arrival, Checkin etc.
10.10. (Sat.) Welcome ceremony Visit of Shanghai-Museum and Yu-Garden
11.10. (Sun.) Visit of water-town Zhujiajiao Nanjing Donglu, Bund
12.10. (Mon.) Visit a high school Lunch at canteen Chinese language course
13.10. (Tue) Chinese language course Visit of a Chinese market Dinner with Chinese family
14.10. (Tue.) Chinese language course Calligraphy and painting Watching ink animation
15.10. (Thur.) Chinese language course Visit „Shanghai City Planning Exhibition Hall“, Shanghai World Financial Center, Bund
16.10. (Fri.) Chinese language course Taiji-Course Preparations for departure
17.10. (Sat.) Departure