The Victoria Business Confucius Institute (VBCI) offers Chinese-language, business and cultural exchange, and facilitates China-focused scholarships and tours. We work with business, government, industry and educational and community partners to foster cultural understanding between Australian and Chinese people.

There are over 500 Confucius Institutes globally; each is supported by their cooperating university in China. Co-established by the Victoria University and the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing (UIBE) on November 26, 2015, the Victoria Business Confucius Institute (VBCI) is the fourth Confucius Institute in Victoria, and the ninth Confucius Institute of UIBE. The VBCI brings a unique business focus that complements other Confucius Institutes in Melbourne.

The VBCI is based at VU’s Footscray Park campus.


VBCI publishes monthly newsletters to inform you of forthcoming events, Mandarin workshops, Mandarin learning tips, and, most importantly, doing business in China highlights of the month. If you would like to keep up with the trends and are looking to expand your knowledge, this is a newsletter you don’t want to miss!