Director

Associate Professor Naraindra Kistamah

Mauritian Director
Confucius Institute

Associate Professor Tan Xudong

Chinese Director
Confucius Institute

The diplomatic relations between Mauritius and China are firmly established and the cooperation in economy, social and cultural development, trade, and technology is steady and remarkable. Mauritius, no doubt, shares a very close cultural bond and a privileged economic relationship with China. This is largely thanks to the community of Sino-Mauritians which represent about 3% of the local population. Mauritius is now looking forward to explore more opportunities with China especially in the educational and tourism sector. Mauritius can position itself as an educational hub in this part of Africa and China can help Mauritius to achieve this goal through enhanced collaboration between the two countries in the tertiary sector. Cultural and educational exchanges of students, scholars, staff and experts to conduct seminars, lectures, workshops and research in areas of mutual benefit to the two countries may be envisaged.

We hope to make the Confucius Institute a platform for the promotion of cooperation between China and Mauritius. Mandarin classes were launched, in April 2017, for students and staff at the Confucius Institute at the University of Mauritius (CI-UoM) as part of the celebrations for the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Mauritius. By studying the Chinese language, it is hoped that they will better understand Chinese culture and further promote cultural and educational exchanges between the two countries. Zhejiang Sci-tech University (ZSTU) is the Chinese partner institution and UoM is strongly committed to build working relationship with ZSTU and other universities in China for the promotion of teaching and research in keys areas of the economy as envisioned in the government’s strategy of “Vision 2030”.

In the tourism sector, China is a growing partner and Mauritius is now a popular African destination for Chinese tourists. The number of Chinese tourists to Mauritius is growing every year, so it is important to understand Chinese language and culture to better serve China and its people. Mauritius, with its strategic location in Indian Ocean, may play a key role in the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative. The government of Mauritius has repeatedly emphasized that Mauritius should serve as a bridge between Asia and Africa, and we think that the CI-UoM has a key role to play in this endeavour.

Staff :

Dr. CHEN JING (also known as Amity)

Position / Status
·Mandarin Teacher at Confucius Institute-University of Mauritius since April 2017.
·Lecturer of Comparative Literature and World Literature, Shi Liangcai Journalism and Communication School, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China.

Tertiary Education and Experience:
- Central South University, B.A. - Chinese Language and Literature.
- East China Normal University, M.A. - Comparative Literature and World Literature.
- East China Normal University, PhD - Comparative Literature and World Literature.

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Mrs ZHANG YEPIN

Position / Status
·Mandarin Teacher at Confucius Institute-University of Mauritius since April 2017.
·Chinese Teacher of Zhejiang University of Technology, China.

Tertiary Education and Experience:
- Bachelor of Arts in 1982, graduated from Zhejiang University, Chinese Language and Literature.
- 30 years engagement in Chinese Language and Literature teaching and doing research works. Since 2003, teaching foreign students Chinese Language, speaking and writing and developing integrated curriculum. Mrs Zhang has taught in Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Laos, Vietnam, Mongolia, Australia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgzstan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, Poland, Croatia, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Congo, Kenya, Cameroon, Canada, the United States, Mexico and other countries.
- Organized art & cultural programmes for students and guided students over Chinese cultural performances. Won Zhejiang Provincial Awards.

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Mrs ZHONG QUN

Position / Status
·Mandarin Teacher at Confucius Institute-University of Mauritius since Dec 2017.
·Chinese Teacher of Zhejiang University of Technology, China.

Tertiary Education and Experience:
- Harbin Normal University, Department of English Language, Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education
- University of Canberra, College of Education, Master's degree in Education
- Faculty development in Teaching Chinese as Foreign Language (since 2010); five years’ teaching experience at Northeast Petroleum University, China. Recipients of several teaching awards; published books and articles (2011-2013).

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Jiahuan He [Maggie]

Position / Status
Volunteer Teacher


Education: Master in Visual Communication Design, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University


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Mengting ZHANG [Melody]

Position / Status
Volunteer Teacher


Education: Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, Lanzhou University
Work experience: 2016-2017, Teaching Mandarin in PLA University of Foreign Language.

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Zhao Liang [Leo]

Position / Status
Volunteer Teacher


Education: Master in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Wuhan University
Work experience:
work as volunteer in University of Pittsburg, USA. Teaching Chinese language.

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Miss. Mayuree D. Bahorun

Position / Status
·  Confidential Secretary of Confucius Institute at University of Mauritius.



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Office Phone : 403 7328