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.