Confucius Institutes

Department for Education written question – answered on 30th September 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received regarding the activities of (1) Confucius Institutes in universities, and (2) Confucius Classrooms in schools; and what their response has been.

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A number of UK higher education providers host Confucius Institutes and are responsible for ensuring their partnerships are managed appropriately with the right due diligence in place.

The government has received queries regarding Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms, and it takes seriously any concerns regarding the operation of international organisations at UK schools and universities. The government will continue to support the higher education sector and other related bodies to promote mutually beneficial international partnerships and UK values.

We encourage providers (including schools), if they have any concerns, to contact the Department for Education with any queries regarding their international collaborations.

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