Confucius Institute at PSU
Director: Meiru Liu
306 East Hall, 503-725-2285/9810
The Confucius Institute at PSU (CIPSU) is a joint educational project of Portland State University and the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). CIPSU seeks to promote 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 courses in elementary schools and institutions of higher education, teacher training and testing for Chinese language, academic programs related to Chinese culture and contemporary China and scholarships for Chinese and Oregon students.
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 Portland-area businesses and individuals with a strong interest in China. CIPSU is an independently funded entity that reports to PSU’s Office of International Affairs.