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



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The opening and the rapid economic development of China has given us more and more opportunities to deal with the interesting history and rich culture of this fascinating country.

In this field, Confucius Institutes act as bridges or platforms promoting mutual understanding in many different ways.

The Confucius Institute at the University of Basel (CIUB) was founded in cooperation with East China Normal University (ECNU) and started operating in September 2013, thus being the first Confucius Institute of the German-speaking part of Switzerland.

Its goal is to provide you with a wide range of projects and activities:
Interesting cultural events give an insight into different aspects of China, stereotypes are put into question and new impulses are developed.
Academic lecture series present results of scientific research and offer a platform for the exchange and transmission of knowledge.
Specialised language courses and teacher formation offer important know-how about the Chinese language and the officially recognised HSK tests are regularly held here.
The library of the institute contains a large quantity of books, lexicons, teaching materials and videos.
We attach great importance to the cooperation with Swiss and Chinese institutions to stimulate a rich intercultural dialogue.

We are looking forward to your visit!