The Confucius Institute is named after the great Chinese Scholar; philosopher and educator who lived in the third century BCE. Today, Confucius remains one of the Chinese’s most influential individuals because of his ideals in establishing a strong and viable Chinese society. Confucius’s principles included a call for the introduction of a scholar/philosopher Chinese bureaucracy for an enlightened and efficient government. In one of his most popular works, the Analects, he called for virtue and responsibility in government. His ideas continue to guide and influence Chinese society and the world at large.


In recent years, New China’s policies include the creation of the Confucius Institute all over the world. These Institutes are mostly attached to institutions of higher learning in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe. Young Chinese teachers are sent out to teach the Chinese language and culture to both young and old on all continents. Hanban has established 548 Confucius Institute and 1,193 Confucius classrooms and 5,665 teaching sites in 154 countries (regions). There are 59 Confucius Institute and 41 classrooms that have been established in 44 African countries.

The Confucius Institute at the University of Liberia was jointly established b Changsha University of Science and Technology and the University of Liberia in December 2008. With the aim to teach the Chinese language and culture to all interested persons in Liberia. The Confucius Institute is an ideal place for everyone who wants to learn the Chinese language and culture. You are welcome to the Confucius Institute.

Goals and Objectives

As outlined by HANBAN the Chinese arm of government responsible for the creation and maintenance of Confucius Institute:

  • Teach and spread the teaching and ideas of Confucius.
  • Teach the Chinese language to students of the University of Liberia and all interested persons in Liberia.
  • To teach all aspects of the Chinese experience viewed as appropriate, relevant, and beneficial to Liberia.
  • Further the good relations between the people of the Republic of China and the people of the Republic of Liberia.
  • Cement the ties between the University of Liberia and the Changsha University of Science and Technology.
  • Further global peace and understanding in the world through educational, economic and, cultural exchange.


Academic Programs of the Confucius Institute

Confucius Institute at the University of Liberia (CIUL), as the first Confucius Institute in West Africa, was jointly established by the University of Liberia and Changsha University of Science & Technology in Monrovia in December 2008. CIUL is the only institution providing Chinese language courses for free and the only Chinese Test Center to organize HSK, HSKK, etc. in Liberia. CIUL aims to promote cultural exchange and friendship between Liberia and China.


More job opportunities

CIUL has recommended over 200 outstanding students to Chinese enterprises in Liberia, like China Harbor, China Railway 7th Group (Liberia), China Railway 5th Group (Liberia), China Henan International Construction Organization, Chongqing International Construction Organization, Jiangsu Construction, CGGC Yipuli Mining Service Company, BounceBand Energy, etc.

More chances for study in China

As of November 2021, nearly 100 students have passed HSK and HSKK Tests and won scholarships to study in China, including International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarships, Chinese Ambassador Scholarship, Chinese Bridge Scholarship, Summer Camp, etc.


Director: DEXTER S. SUMO, Email:

Add: 1st Floor, Chinese Office, GD Building, Capitol Hill Campus, University of Liberia; Tel: 0770286130

1st Floor, Chinese Office, Fendall Campus, University of Liberia; Tel: 0777989821