CIUM could not have become a reality without the support of our partners in China: Hanban (汉办Chinese Language Council International) and Renmin University of China (人民大学 People’s University Of China).

Hanban is the executive body of the Chinese Language Council International, a non-governmental and non-profit organization affiliated with the Ministry of Education of China. Hanban is committed to making Chinese language and culture teaching resources and services available to the world, and to contribute to the formation of a world of cultural diversity and harmony.

Read more about Hanban on their website.

University Partners in China:

Renmin University is CIUM’s partnering university in China. One of the key universities in China, its primary goal is to “take culture and humanity into account when giving primary consideration to the people.”

Established in 1937, the university has become an important teaching and research base in the areas of the humanities, social sciences, and management science in China. Both undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered, and there are a substantial number of research centers, 14 transitional centers for postdoctoral fellows, and also a School of Continuing Education, a School of Education and Training, and the Shenzhen Research Institute.

Renmin University is a platform for academic and cultural exchanges between China and the world. The university has established academic exchange relationships with 118 universities from 32 countries and regions in the world.

Renmin University believes that “development is the paramount principle,” and they strive to “emancipate the mind, seek truth from facts, maintain our position at the forefront of knowledge, [and] creatively forge ahead with full force to build a world-renowned university.”

Prolific author and a specialist in commodities, management, and marketing, Renmin University President Ji Baocheng has been internationally recognized for his efforts in promoting higher education reform.

Read more about Renmin University of China on their website.

China Conservatory of Music & Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

The primary Chinese partner of the CIUM is the Renmin University of China. Since 2009 when the partnership was established, both institutions have closely worked together, cooperating toward numerous exchange activities. To further expand the exchange program between U-M and China, CIUM signed agreements with the China Conservatory of Music and the Academy of Fine Arts in 2013, through which we hope to create more opportunities for collaboration and exchange programs.