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Confucius Institute of the Autonomous University of Yucatán

The Confucius Institute of the Autonomous University of Yucatan, IC-UADY, was created in 2006 after the signing of a collaboration agreement between the University and the Embassy of the Popular Republic of China in Mexico. The sister University of UADY in this project is Sun Yat-sen University located in the city of Guangzhou, southern China.


In 2016 it was distinguished as one of the best 30 Confucius Institutes in the world and currently has 12 teachers in Merida to attend Chinese courses for teenagers and adults. Instituto Confucio of UADY has developed 4 educational programs to address the diversity of its students. At the baccalaureate level, classes are offered at UADY High School One and Two and at a private school with the Chinese Learning Program for Middle Education. At university level, courses are offered in the Bachelor of Tourism (Faculty of Anthropological Sciences of UADY) and in Tourism Administration (Marista University). The apprenticeship program for teenagers and the Diploma in Chinese are offered directly at the Institute. The enrollment of students in Mérida is approximately 1200 students per year.


The work of UADY´s Confucius Institute has been extended to the states of Campeche and Quintana Roo through alliances between the Autonomous University of Yucatan and the Autonomous University of Campeche (UAC) and with the University of the Caribbean (Unicaribe); In the latter, the only headquarters recognized in Mexico as a "Confucius Classroom" is located. The annual enrollment of these two external venues is around 250 students.


Who we are


                   Andrés Aluja Schunemann
                           General Director



                     Pamela Cristales Ancona
                         Executive Director



                              Yu Zhantao
                          Chinese Director



            Nubia Cano Magaña
             Principal Professor


Titular Professors


                                    Li Jing


                     Miguel Contreras Carrillo


                                   Lan Yu

                              Wang Boqing


                                    Yang Liu




Volunteer Professors



                                   Ge Xiaofeng


                                    Tang Xiaofan


                                    Hong Lin


                                   Gu Chunlin


                         Gabriela Gamboa Cen


                                 Wang Ziyang



Administrative Staff



                   María del Carmen Aké Tun
                  Administration and Finances



                      Selene Romero Gamboa
                              ICT Manager



                       Mariana Pérez Fuentes


                        Lorena Tun Magaña
                            Cleaning Staff