The opening of The Confucius Institute at the University of Lisbon is a decisive step to deepen the dialogue and cooperation between Portugal and China.

We intend that it will be a place of reference for all those who have an interest in Chinese language and culture in Europe, and at the same time as a way for the spread of Portuguese language and culture in the East.

The Confucius Institute fits into a university network that, with the support of the Chinese Government, will attempt to develop agreements and partnerships in the fields of education, culture, science, and technology.

From it we shall build new ways of academic and scientific cooperation between our countries.