The Confucius Institute is a joint venture between the University of New South Wales, Sydney(UNSW) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (SJTU).

Shanghai Jiao Tong University 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, formerly known as Nan Yang Public University, was founded in 1896.

As one of the oldest and most important universities in China, SJTU is recognised and administered by the Ministry of Education and the Shanghai Municipal Government.

SJTU plays a leading role in China in the area of higher education sector reforms, ensuring good governance and growth for its future.

SJTU has developed a grand blueprint for its future development and is determined to make continued efforts to build itself into a first class world university.

UNSW and SJTU have been partner institutions since the Confucius Institute was opened in July 2009, and the partnership serves the purpose of allowing greater academic, cultural, business and professional interaction between the two institutions. 


UNSW Sydney (the University of New South Wales)

Established in 1949, UNSW is a prestigious Australian university, one of the founding members of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australian research-intensive universities, and of Universitas 21, a global network of research universities. It has international exchange and research partnerships with over 200 universities around the world.

UNSW Sydney is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities. It has a broad range and high quality of teaching programs. Its teaching gains strength and currency from its research activities, strong industry links and the international nature. UNSW has strong regional and global engagement.