Established in May 2009, the Confucius Institute at Pace University (Pace CI) is the first university-based Confucius Institute in New York City. Located in Downtown Manhattan, the Pace CI enjoys a unique geographical advantage, in walking distance from the New York Civic Center, the Financial District, and Chinatown. 

The ultimate goal of the Pace CI is to be a comprehensive, international, and modern institution.  The Pace CI is the only CI in the world to have two Chinese partners – Nanjing Normal University (NNU), and Phoenix Publishing and Median Group (PPMG), in addition to Pace University, a private institution and our U.S. partner. It is also the only CI to partner with a publishing company. The Pace CI has stood out because of its collaborations between East and West, the public and private sectors, and arts and sciences.

Unveiling the plaque at the Pace CI opening ceremonies