China as a key player in the world scene today has come forward in many fronts when compared with other developing nations. So, the interest in the students to learn about China is growing more than before when China is emerging as a world power today. The heightening and ever increasing concern with China is reflected in policy formulation. Well positioned in the international landscape, China, it is argued, is moving to be a super power with an ability to galvanize the world economy and other areas of national interest, as well.
China and Sri Lanka are connected through social, religious, linguistic, cultural, economic and strategic ties that date back to several centuries. Nevertheless, China’s socio economic, cultural and linguistic relationship is having a considerable impact on the many dimensions of our future development drives. The necessity to learn about China has by now become an indispensible area of concern. However, it is seen that significantly less importance has been placed on Chinese studies at university level in Sri Lanka.
Therefore, the Confucius Institute of the University of Colombo will promote interdisciplinary study of China, thereby contributing to enrich the Chinese studies by the University of Colombo.
Strive to be a Center of excellence of regional and international repute, building synergies between knowledge, education, research and entrepreneurship.
To be a Center of excellence in teaching and research, with commitments to producing human talents of high standards and social responsibility, who are innovative with independent thinking and analytical skills, contributing to national development.
The Institute shall strive to achieve the following specific objectives:
The functions and services of the Confucius Institute are: