Τhe Confucius Institute was founded in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in December 2018 and it constitutes a joint venture between the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,the Shanghai International
Studies University (SISU), Center for Language Education and Cooperation。
It is a non-profit educational organization that started its operation in the academic year 2019-2020 with the main aim of contributing to the preservation and promotion of the two countries΄ intellectual heritage and creativity.
The Institute΄s mission is to teach and disseminate the Chinese language, to develop joint educational and research programs between the Universities involved and to promote the Chinese culture through a variety of cultural and educational events which will be offered to the academic and broader community of A.U.Th. and Thessaloniki.