Welcome to Confucius Institute

Ni Hao! We welcome you to the Confucius Institute at Pace University (Pace CI). Our multi-faceted institute is a center for language instruction, cultural immersion, teacher training, scholarships, and testing. No matter what your background, our Institute is the place for first class Chinese language and cultural education.


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, at the crossroads of finance, culture, and politics.   

The Pace CI strives to be a comprehensive, international institution.  The Pace CI is the only CI in the world to have two Chinese partners – Nanjing Normal University (NNU), and Phoenix Publishing and Media Corporation (PPMC), 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.

Dr. Joseph Ryan of Pace University receiving the 2014 CI of the Year Award from Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong