VILNIUS UNIVERSITY CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE (VUCI) – is the first and the biggest Chinese language and culture centre in Lithuania. It was established in 2010, under an agreement between Vilnius University and Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), in co-operation with Liaoning university. A new contract was signed with a new partner university – East China Normal University – in June, 2021. VUCI‘s main objectives are to strengthen sinology studies, to promote scientific research and academic exchanges and to introduce Chinese culture. Actively collaborating with Lithuanian high schools and cultural institutions VUCI organizes different kinds of events where the forms of traditional Chinese culture such as art, music, literature, medicine, religion and philosophy are presented. VUCI also offers public lectures delivered by distinguished scholars from China and other European countries.  VUCI engages in various language and culture courses offering useful knowledge for students and professionals.


  • Chinese language courses
  • International HSK, HSKK exams
  • Summer camps in China for high school students and university students
  • Confucius Institute scholarships


  • Qigong and taijiquan courses
  • Traditional Chinese medicine seminars
  • Chinese painting and calligraphy workshops
  • Lectures and talks about Chinese culture

For more detailed info please find us on Facebook (Vilniaus universiteto Konfucijaus institutas).

M.K. Ciurlionio st. 21, Building 2, LT-03101, Vilnius, Lithuania 

Telephone +370 613 11849, +370 5 219 3206, E-mail



Confucius Institute at Vilnius University structure

VU Confucius Institute is a joint project of Vilnius University and East China Normal University, in which representatives of both countries participate. Currently, the CI is headed by Vilma Matulevičienė, the director from the Lithuanian side. The director of the Chinese side has not yet been appointed. Strategic decisions are made by the VU CI Council, which consists of the heads and lecturers of both universities.

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