Hubei University of Economics has currently co-founded two Confucius Institutes, namely, Confucius Institute at the Grenoble II University in France(Closed in Sept. 2013) and Confucius Institute Auburn University at Montgomery in USA.
Under the leadership of the National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (NOCFL) and the Confucius Institute Headquarters, HBUE has made vigorous efforts in the development of the two joint ventures. The Confucius Institutes, playing an important role in carrying out Chinese language teaching and promoting the fine cultural heritage of the Chinese nation, have not only won extensive praise among the local people, but also gained favorable comments from the local media. With the Confucius Institute as a bridge, HBUE has intensified friendly cooperative relationship with overseas partner universities.
In 2012, the Chinese Culture of Beverage and Food Training Base for International Promotion of Chinese Language was established in HBUE. For over a year, we have started to form a system for the International Promotion of Chinese Language, which, with the Confucius Institute as the locomotive, integrates the cultivation and store of TCFL (Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language) teachers, the research and development of Chinese cuisine resources, and cultural transmission.