Cutting Ties With Confucius Institutes

According to Hanban, the governmental body under the Education Ministry of China that oversees all Confucius Institutes, there are 541 Confucius Institutes and 1,170 Confucius Classrooms in 162 countries (regions) by the end of 2019.

In February 2013, Canada’s McMaster University was the first university reportedly to close a Confucius Institute. As of 2020, there have been at least 64 universities, 2 governments and 1 school board around the world that have cut ties with CIs/CCs, which resulted in 63 closures of the institutes.

Country Institution Year of Cutting ties
Canada McMaster University 2013
Université de Sherbrooke 2013
Toronto District School Board 2014
New Brunswick provincial government 2019
Brock University  2020
America University of Chicago 2014
Pennsylvania State University 2014
Pfeiffer University
2016
Tulane University 2017
University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign 2017
University of West Florida 2018
Texas A&M University System 2018
Prairie View A&M University 2018
University of Iowa 2018
University of North Florida 2018
North Carolina State University 2018
University of Michigan 2018
University of Rhode Island 2018
Purdue University 2018
University of South Florida 2018
University of Massachusetts Boston 2019
University of Tennessee Knoxville 2019
University of Minnesota 2019
University of Texas-San Antonio 2019
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 2019
Western Kentucky University 2019
University of Oregon  2019
Northern State University 2019
San Francisco State University 2019
University of Montana 2019
University of Hawaii at Mānoa 2019
San Diego State University 2019
Auburn University at Montgomery 2019
University of Texas – Dallas 2019
Arizona State University 2019
Miami Dade College  2019
Kennesaw State University 2019
University of Delaware 2020
University of Kansas 2020
University of Maryland 2020
University of Alaska, Anchorage 2020
New Mexico State University 2020
University of Missouri  2020
University of Arizona 2020
Miami University (Ohio) 2020
University of California, Davis (UC Davis) 2020
University of Pittsburgh 2020
California State University – Long Beach 2020
University of Oklahoma 2020
University of Memphis 2020
Australia NSW government (Confucius Classroom)
2019
France University of Lumière Lyon 2 2013
University of Jean Moulin Lyon 3 2013
Toulouse 1 University Capitole 2017
West Paris Nanterre La Defense University 2018
Sweden Stockholm University 2014
Karlstad University 2015
Blekinge Institute of Technology 2015
Luleå University of Technology 2020
Germany Stuttgart Media University 2015
  University of Hohenheim 2015
  University of Dusseldorf 2020
  University of Hamburg 2020
Denmark Copenhagen Business School 2017
Netherlands Leiden University 2019
Belgium Free University of Brussels-VUB 2019
Switzerland University of Basel 2020