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Schools and Universities: Confucius Institutes

Question for Department for Education

UIN 105576, tabled on 17 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department monitors the activities of Confucius Institutes in English schools and universities.

Answered on

25 January 2022

A number of education providers in England host Confucius Institutes (higher education) or Confucius Classrooms (schools) and they are responsible for ensuring their partnerships are managed appropriately with the right due diligence in place.

The department does not monitor the activities of these partnerships but takes seriously any concerns regarding the operation of international organisations at UK education providers. We will continue to support education providers to promote mutually beneficial international collaborations. We will look carefully at this important issue and if any provider has concerns regarding their international collaborations, they should inform the government.