Confucius Institute at PSU
Director (interim): Ron L. Witczak
Karl Miller Center, 610D
Associate Director: Yu (Angela) Wang
Karl Miller Center, 660T
The Confucius Institute at PSU (CIPSU) is a joint educational project of Portland State University and the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). CIPSU seeks to promote a deeper understanding of Chinese language and culture in the greater Portland area and fosters mutually beneficial educational exchanges between the United States and China. CIPSU’s offerings include non-degree Chinese language and cultural courses for pre-K and K-12 school students, college and graduate students, as well as the general public and business, corporate and government employees. In addition, CIPSU offers Chinese language teacher professional development and training; Chinese proficiency HSK/YCT/BCT tests; academic programs and lecture series related to Chinese culture and contemporary China and scholarships for PSU and Oregon students. The Institute also organizes and hosts local, regional, national and international conferences, forums, symposiums and seminars.
CIPSU hosts visiting faculty from the PRC and has a Board of Directors drawn from the greater Portland area. The Board consists of professors from Portland State University and other educational institutions, as well as representatives from Portland-area businesses and individuals with a strong interest in China. Dr. Eric Einspruch, Adjunct Professor at Portland State University, serves as the Board Chair.
CIPSU is an independently funded entity that reports to PSU’s Office of International Affairs.