The Victoria Business Confucius Institute (VBCI) is a collaboration between VU, the Confucius Institute and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing. VU and UIBE’s long-standing exchange partnership dates back to 2002.

The Chinese Hanban Institute is the main office for all Confucius Institutes around the globe.

Chinese workshops, courses & events

The VBCI hosts a number of events to promote Chinese culture. 

We work with business, government, industry, educational and community partners to bring together Australian and Chinese people. We foster sharing and learning to create understandings around cultural differences.

We facilitate or host the following:

  • introductory language and cultural workshops
  • degree-level Chinese-business units
  • Chinese tours
  • Chinese-language tests
  • school support for Chinese-language or cultural programs.

Chinese–Australian business connections

The Victoria Business Confucius Institute (VBCI) plays an important role in business-related Chinese teaching and knowledge-sharing in Victoria and across Australia.

VBCI reflects VU’s dedication to strong multicultural awareness, promoting Chinese business culture in Australia and fostering business relationships between the two countries.

Victoria University’s engagement in Asia

VU is well positioned to successfully operate a business-oriented Confucius Institute, due to our commitment to the following ideas:

  • active engagement with Asia, particularly China
  • focus on relevant, practical, applied education, training and research.